Maryland American Water Proudly Recognizes the American Water Charitable Foundation 2022 Water and Environment Grantees

Recipients include nonprofit organization in Maryland American Water’s service area

Bel Air, MD September 27, 2022 – The American Water Charitable Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization established by American Water, the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company, recently announced an organization served by Maryland American Water was awarded a 2022 Water and Environment Grant.


Towson University received funding to examine a new water conservation device that is used to circulate water when thawing food. The research will examine if the device reduces water use as well as factors that impact the devices’ ease of use.


“Maryland American Water is committed to environmental sustainability and ensuring water is available for future generations. Part of that commitment includes helping our customers understand what they can do to conserve,” said Barry Suits, President of Maryland American Water. “The American Water Charitable Foundation supports these efforts by providing funding for initiatives related to clean water, conservation and education and I congratulate Towson University on this achievement.”

The Water and Environment grant is part of the American Water Charitable Foundation’s Keep Communities Flowing Grant Program, focusing on three pillars of giving: Water, People and Communities. 


“The American Water Charitable Foundation is pleased to partner with organizations to provide equitable and accessible projects and programs focused on clean water, environmental education, access to water-based recreation and more,” said Carrie Williams, president, American Water Charitable Foundation“. Funding from the Water and Environment grant creates high-impact projects that engage communities in learning how every drop counts.”

Learn more about Maryland American Water’s community impact, here.

About American Water Charitable Foundation
The American Water Charitable Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides a formal way to demonstrate the company’s ongoing commitment to be a good neighbor, citizen, and contributor to the communities where American Water and its employees live, work and operate. For more information, visit and follow the American Water Charitable Foundation on Facebook.

Maryland American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), provides high-quality and reliable water services to approximately 23,000 people. For more information, visit and follow Maryland American Water on Twitter and Facebook.

About American Water

With a history dating back to 1886, American Water (NYSE:AWK) is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 6,400 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and regulated-like drinking water and wastewater services to more than 14 million people in 24 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to help keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit and American Water on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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