Iowa American Water Shares Simple Ways to Make Earth Day Every Day

[DAVENPORT, IA] – APRIL 22, 2024 – Iowa American Water delivers high-quality drinking water to over 225,000 people statewide. Protecting water at its source is an important part of treating and delivering water and wastewater service.

Protecting and conserving our water resources requires a collective effort from the community. Some materials can impact waterways if poured down the drain, flushed down the toilet, or dumped on the ground. This Earth Day, join us and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and treat every day like Earth Day by adopting the tips below:

  • Join a community cleanup event
  • Turn off the water to brush your teeth and shave
  • Collect rainwater to use in your garden
  • Use reusable water bottles
  • Grow an organic garden
  • Run full loads of laundry and dishes

For more Earth Day information and resources, visit the EPA website:

Additionally, Saturday, April 27 is the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. This day encourages the public to remove unneeded medications from their homes in a safe and eco-friendly manner. Drop-off locations are open from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM local time. Visit for more information and a list of local drop-off locations.

About American Water

American Water (NYSE: AWK) is the largest regulated water and wastewater utility company in the United States. With a history dating back to 1886, We Keep Life Flowing® by providing safe, clean, reliable and affordable drinking water and wastewater services to more than 14 million people with regulated operations in 14 states and on 18 military installations. American Water’s 6,500 talented professionals leverage their significant expertise and the company’s national size and scale to achieve excellent outcomes for the benefit of customers, employees, investors and other stakeholders.

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Iowa American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest regulated water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water services to approximately 225,000 people.

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