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

St. Louis, MO – APRIL 22, 2024 - Missouri American Water delivers quality drinking water and reliable service to approximately 1.6 million 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 following tips:  

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

Missouri American Water is a proud community partner to organizations promoting environmental sustainability. This Earth Day, the company sponsored and/or attended several festivals across the state; including events in Joplin, Jefferson City and St. Louis. 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.  

Visit for more information and a list of local drop-off locations. 



Missouri American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest regulated water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and wastewater services to approximately 1.6 million people.

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