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New Jersey American Water Invested More Than $375 Million Statewide in 2019

January 29, 2020 GMT

CAMDEN, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 29, 2020--

New Jersey American Water recently announced its end-of-year investment total and system improvements for 2019. More than $375 million total was invested on system upgrades and various improvement projects statewide throughout the year.

“At New Jersey American Water, our goal is to provide safe, reliable water service to all of our customers,” said Cheryl Norton, president of New Jersey American Water. “From source to tap, our team of professionals continuously monitor and work hard to maintain our facilities to ensure they operate efficiently, meet all regulatory standards and deliver the best quality water. Investment now helps sustain our current operations while ensuring resiliency for the future – all to benefit our customers.”

Each year, New Jersey American Water invests millions of dollars in its infrastructure, which includes both maintenance and upgrades to its treatment and distribution (pipeline). This includes regular maintenance and upgrades to treatment plants, tanks, pump stations, miles of pipe, water mains, fire hydrants and metering equipment.

For 2019, system improvement highlights include:

Visit www.newjerseyamwater.com to learn more about New Jersey American Water’s multimillion dollar program to accelerate the renewal of water infrastructure that is reaching the end of its useful life in more than 100 communities across the state and to use the infrastructure upgrade map located under Water Quality, System Updates.

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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CONTACT: Media Contacts:

Denise Venuti Free

Director of Communications and External Affairs

Office: 856-955-4874

Cell: 856-449-7357

denise.free@amwater.comChelsea Kulp

External Affairs Manager

Office: 609-677-4642

Cell: 856-745-1861

chelsea.kulp@amwater.com

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA NEW JERSEY

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: OTHER ENERGY UTILITIES OTHER CONSTRUCTION & PROPERTY ENERGY CONSTRUCTION & PROPERTY URBAN PLANNING

SOURCE: New Jersey American Water

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