New Jersey American Water Announces Recipients of Environmental Grant Program
May 31, 2011 at 15:22 PM EDT
Six organizations throughout the state will collectively receive more than $30,000 as the recipients of New Jersey American Water 2011 Environmental Grant Program. The winners of the program are conducting projects that address water source or water shed protection.
A panel of judges from New Jersey American Water chose the following recipients based on criteria such as project goals, project impact, innovation, design, collaboration, sustainability, and community engagement among other requirements.
The 2011 recipients are:
“New Jersey American Water congratulates the recipients of our 2011 Environmental Grant program and we thank them for their sustainability efforts,” said John Bigelow, president of New Jersey American Water. “Through this program, we discover that there are many organizations teaming up across New Jersey with innovative projects to protect our sources of water and help the environment.”
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.