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As Temperatures Drop, New Jersey American Water Reminds Customers to Prepare for Winter Weather

December 2, 2019 GMT

CAMDEN, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 2, 2019--

New Jersey American Water knows that the winter season is only right around the corner. As the seasons change and temperatures drop, the company is urging homeowners to take the appropriate action right now in order to protect their pipes against frigid weather and protect against costly plumbing repairs.

“It is important for New Jersey residents to be proactive as we head into the winter season,” explained Tom Shroba, vice president of Operations for New Jersey American Water. “One of the biggest and most costly risks a home or business owner can face are frozen pipes. As temperatures drop, we urge home and business owners to take the appropriate preventative steps to winterize their pipes before a disaster strikes.”

New Jersey American Water encourages customers to be mindful of the following tips and take the necessary precautions as we enter the winter season:

Before Cold Weather Sets In:

When Temperatures Fall Below Freezing

New Jersey American Water also advises that sub-freezing temperatures can hasten aging water mains to break and cause unsafe driving conditions. If you see a leak, or your water service is disrupted, please contact the company’s Customer Service Center toll-free at (800) 272-1325.

New Jersey American Water has prepared a cold weather infographic with winter tips and suggested preparations. For more information, visit the “Wise Water Use” page on the company’s website at www.newjerseyamwater.com.

About New Jersey American Water

New Jersey American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately 2.7 million people. For more information, visit www.newjerseyamwater.com and follow New Jersey American Water on Twitter and Facebook.

About American Water

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 7,100 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to more than 14 million people in 46 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to make sure we keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit amwater.com and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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