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New Jersey American Water Named Recipient of CIANJ’s 2019 Environmental Leadership Awards

New Jersey American Water was recently named a 2019 recipient of the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey’s (CIANJ) inaugural Environmental Leadership Awards. These awards recognize the efforts and greater impact of companies/businesses around the state who actively work to support and protect the environment.

New Jersey American Water was one of more than 150 consultants, attorneys, engineers, licensed site remediation professionals, companies and others who work in the environmental sector to be named to the inaugural class of Environmental Leadership Award recipients. Award winners were chosen from nominations submitted to the magazine by CIANJ members and those in the business community at large. Honorees were recognized for their leadership in such areas as recycling, pollution prevention, green building design, environmental conservation, energy conservation, community impact, manufacturing innovation and brownfield redevelopment.

“We are honored to be named a recipient of CIANJ’s Inaugural Environmental Leadership Awards,” said Cheryl Norton, president of New Jersey American Water and senior vice president of American Water’s eastern division. “Our more than 800 skilled professionals work tirelessly to serve the 2.7 million people who depend on us every day, and to do so in an environmentally sustainable and responsible manner. We recognize all of our fellow award recipients, and sincerely thank CIANJ and COMMERCE Magazine for this distinction.”

Each of this year’s Environmental Leadership Award recipients were recognized at a special breakfast reception, jointly hosted by CIANJ and COMMERCE Magazine, on Friday, April 26. CIANJ President Anthony Russo said the event was held to showcase the extraordinary environmental work done throughout New Jersey.

“CIANJ has a long history in the environmental industry and we wanted to honor the leaders for their accomplishments and dedication,” said Russo.

In addition to the breakfast reception, the Environmental Leadership awards were featured in COMMERCE Magazine this month, with profiles on New Jersey American Water and all of this year’s honorees’ accomplishments and greater impact on the state of New Jersey.

New Jersey American Water, a 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 2.7 million people. For more information, visit and follow New Jersey American Water on Twitter and Facebook. With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 7,100 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 14 million people in 46 states and Ontario, Canada. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to make sure we keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit


Denise Venuti Free
Director of Communications and External Affairs

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