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New Jersey American Water Enhances Customer Service Center in Lakewood, Creating Jobs

CHERRY HILL, N.J., Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning December 1, New Jersey American Water's Field Resource Coordination Center (FRCC) will operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year providing support to New Jersey American Water customers and workers in the field. New Jersey American water has appointed a five-person management team comprised of employees who have been promoted after many years of experience in the company. Additionally, five new employees have also been hired to help staff the newly restructured FRCC.

Customer support services include after-hours dispatching and coordinating of company personnel, customer liaisons to the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, customer advocacy, and handling special billing and collections, among other responsibilities. These functions will now be run from Lakewood, NJ. Additionally, New Jersey American Water's time critical support (i.e. after hours emergency response) will also be handled from the Lakewood facility.

"We are pleased we were able to add jobs here in New Jersey as well as organize our Field Resource Coordination Center so that it can continue to be responsive to our customers," said John Bigelow, president of New Jersey American Water. "As always, New Jersey American Water is prepared to move quickly when customer issues arise."

Customers seeking to contact the company directly for billing or service issues will continue to use the telephone numbers for New Jersey American Water's customer call center at either 800-652-6987 or 800-272-1325.

New Jersey American Water, a wholly owned 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 2.5 million people. Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest investor-owned U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs more than 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to approximately 15 million people in 32 states and Ontario, Canada.

SOURCE New Jersey American Water

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