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American Water Announces 2017 Environmental Grant Award Recipients

Company Awards Nearly $168,000 to 44 Community Improvement Projects

VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- American Water (NYSE: AWK), the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company, announced today the recipients of the company's 2017 Environmental Grant Program awards. Forty-four projects throughout American Water's service areas in nine states will be supported by grants totaling nearly $168,000.

Established in 2005, American Water's Environmental Grant Program offers funds for innovative, community-based environmental projects that improve, restore or protect the watersheds, surface water and/or groundwater supplies in the communities it serves.

"Each of these 44 organizations has made a commitment to make a difference within the communities we serve and we are proud to support these projects and the people behind them," said Susan Story, president and CEO of American Water. "After 12 years, our environmental grant program has provided more than $1.4 million of needed support for 413 projects to help improve, restore and protect our valuable natural resources through partnerships. We are very proud to work alongside these community partners and organizations to help safeguard our water resources."

The 2017 grant recipients, which are located throughout American Water's service areas, include the following:

Illinois
Illinois American Water issued seven grants totaling $20,300 to the following organizations:

Indiana
Indiana American Water issued three grants totaling $11,000 to the following organizations:

Iowa
Iowa American Water issued five grants totaling nearly $8,500 to the following organizations:

Kentucky
Kentucky American Water issued four grants totaling $13,700 for the following projects:

Missouri
Missouri American Water issued three grants totaling $29,500 to the following organizations:

New Jersey
New Jersey American Water issued four grants totaling $29,000 to the following organizations:

Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania American Water issued eight grants totaling nearly $30,000 to the following organizations:

Tennessee
Tennessee American Water issued three grants totaling $10,000 to the following organizations:

West Virginia
West Virginia American Water will issue seven grants totaling $15,360 to the following organizations:

With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly-traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 6,800 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 47 states and Ontario, Canada. More information can be found by visiting www.amwater.com.

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American Water
Joseph Szafran
External Affairs Manager
856-309-4690
joseph.szafran@amwater.com

Source: American Water

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