New Jersey American Water Announces 2019 Environmental Grant Award Recipients

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Three community improvement projects receive more than $27,000 in environmental funding

CAMDEN, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As water utility providers across the nation celebrate Drinking Water Week, New Jersey American Water is proud to announce the recipients of its 2019 Environmental Grant Program awards. This year, the company has awarded a total of $27,404 to three distinguished organizations and community groups within its service area that are engaged in sustainability projects to further improve water source and/or watershed protection.

“Since its inception, New Jersey American Water’s Environmental Grant Program has provided more than $318,000 in needed support to a total of 39 projects to improve, restore and protect our valuable natural resources all across the state,” stated Greer Thacker, Environmental Specialist, New Jersey American Water. “We are proud to recognize this year’s recipients and we applaud their efforts to make a lasting impact on their communities and New Jersey as a whole.”

The 2019 grant recipients are as follows:

  • Township of West Orange, Environmental and Open Space Commission
    River Clean-Up Initiative – $8,100
  • South Plainfield High School, Environmental Science Club
    Creation of an Outdoor Classroom – $9,804
  • Master Gardner Association, Rutgers Master Gardeners Camden County
    Creation of an Education Garden – $9,500

For more information on the Environmental Grant Program, visit the company’s website,

The American Water Works Association’s (AWWA) Drinking Water Week is observed annually the first full week of May and focuses on educating consumers about how protecting water sources now will ensure everyone has a sustainable drinking water supply for the future. For more information on Drinking Water Week, visit

New Jersey 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 2.7 million people. For more information, visit and follow New Jersey American Water on Twitter and Facebook. 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 an estimated 14 million people in 46 states and Ontario, Canada. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to make sure we keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit


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