Take Your Child to Work Day Teaches the Value of Water
May 02, 2011 at 11:46 AM EDT
During “Take Your Child to Work Day” children traditionally learn about the value of work and the value of education. At New Jersey American Water, children also learn about something very essential to their lives every day: the value of water.
On April 28, approximately 215 children headed out to eight different New Jersey American Water operating centers to work with their parents and to a world of discovery of exactly what mom and dad do and why they take pride in their work.
“We hope that at the end of the Take Your Child to Work Day, our children gained a better understanding about how vital water is to our lives and what they can do to preserve this precious, natural resource, ” said Daniel Ranieri, New Jersey American Water’s internal communications manager, who organized the day.
New Jersey American Water, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest 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 publicly traded 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.