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Lt. Gov. Guadango and New Jersey American Water to Break Ground on $75 Million Plant

New Jersey American Water:

WHAT:

New Jersey Lt. Gov. Kim Guadango and New Jersey American Water President John R. Bigelow will joined by state and local government officials as the company holds a ceremonial groundbreaking for its new state-of-the-art water treatment plant.

WHEN:

Wednesday, March 2, 2011
10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

WHERE:

Short Hills Water Treatment Plant
167 JFK Parkway
Short Hills, NJ

WHO:

New Jersey Lt. Gov. Kim Guadango
New Jersey Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean, Jr.
Assemblyman John Bramnick
Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz
Board of Public Utilities Commissioner Joseph L. Fiordaliso
Board of Public Utilities Commissioner Nicholas Asselta
Millburn Mayor Sandra Haimoff

WHY:

New Jersey American Water is replacing its 1920s-era Canoe Brook Water Treatment Plant with a modern facility which is scheduled to be completed by June 2012. The approximately $75 million project will create upwards of 200 construction jobs and when complete, the new treatment facility will have the capacity to deliver nearly 14 million gallons of water per day to customers in the New Jersey American Water’s Short Hills service area.

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 more than 30 states, as well as parts of Canada. More information can be found by visiting www.amwater.com.

In 2011, American Water is celebrating its 125th anniversary with a yearlong campaign to promote water efficiency and the importance of protecting water from source to tap. To learn more, visit www.amwater125.com.

Contacts:

New Jersey American Water
Richard G. Barnes, 856-782-2371
richardgbarnes@gmail.com

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