Pennsylvania 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 2.4 million people. 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 more than 14 million people in 46 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to make sure we keep their lives flowing.
Each year, Pennsylvania American Water typically invests $250 million-$300 million for system maintenance and upgrades to our water and wastewater operations. These investments are necessary to improve treatment facilities, storage tanks, wells and pumping stations to ensure that your water and wastewater service meets all regulatory standards. In addition, we proactively replace aging pipes, valves, service lines and other parts of our early more than 11,000-mile network of water and sewer main to enhance water quality, service reliability and fire protection for the communities we serve.