Public Policy

As the largest publicly traded water and wastewater utility company in the U.S., it is essential that American Water continues to play a lead role in providing expert knowledge to assist the development of the public policy that affects our industry, our business, and our stakeholders, as well as continually educating key elected and administrative stakeholders on the value of the private water industry.

In particular, we support many laws and regulations that promote four key interwoven and common themes:

1. Investment in water and wastewater infrastructure

2. Effective partnership with municipalities

3. Sustainable use of natural resources

4. Clean, safe, reliable, and affordable water for life