Supplier Diversity Registration

Certifications Accepted

  • NMSDC - If the prospective supplier is minority-owned, American Water recommends that the business becomes certified by the National Minority Supplier Development Council or one of its regional affiliates at
  • WBENC - If the business is woman-owned, American Water recommends certification with the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council at
  • U.S. Dept. of Veteran Affairs - If the supplier is a service-disabled veteran or veteran owned, please contact the USDVA for documentation to verify your status through the Vets First program at
  • Federal, state and local agencies.
  • American Water Recognized Certification Agencies

Business Classification
Minority businesses must be at least 51% minority-owned operated and controlled.
Must be a profit enterprise and physically located in the U.S. or its trust territories.
Management and daily operations must be exercised by the minority ownership member(s).