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New Ideas on Old Water Pipes

New Jersey American Water:

WHAT:

New Jersey American Water, in partnership with the Somerset County Business Partnership and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, will hold a summit to discuss the dire need to address aging water infrastructure.
Experts from state government, academia, and the environmental and business communities will discuss the immediate need to address infrastructure challenges and present ideas toward meeting that goal.

WHEN:

Tuesday, November 23, 2010
8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

WHO:

John Bigelow, president of New Jersey American Water; Rep. Upendra J. Chivukula, New Jersey State Assemblyman; Lee Soloman, president of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities,; Bob Martin, commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection; Mike Kerwin, president and CEO of Somerset County Business Partnership; Shannon Mead, director of research for the Environment, Technology, and Regulatory Affairs Division at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Dennis Doll, president of Middlesex Water; Lou Neely, CFO, East Brunswick Township; Dr. Christopher Obropta, PE, Rutgers University.

WHERE:

New Jersey American Water’s Canal Road Water Treatment Plant
701 Randolph Road
Somerset, NJ

WHY:

Much of New Jersey’s Water infrastructure is nearing the end of its useful life and billions of dollars are needed for upgrades and replacements. Sound infrastructure is essential for economic growth and plays a large role in the success of the state and the nation overall.

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 16 million people in 35 states, as well as Ontario and Manitoba, Canada. More information can be found by visiting www.amwater.com.

Contacts:

New Jersey American Water
Peter Eschbach, 856-782-2316
peter.eschbach@amwater.com

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