Dec 28, 2000

Conference of Mayors Recognizes Public-Private Partnerships of AWWC Subsidiaries, Reports

of the American Water Works Co. (AWWC), Inc. and three municipalities were
recognized by the U.S. Conference of Mayors during its winter meeting in
Washington, D.C. The recognition results from innovative public-private
partnerships that have brought significant savings to utility customers and
provided public water supply to residents in parts of West Virginia.

public-private partnership between American Water Works' subsidiary American
Water Services, Inc. and the City of Buffalo, N.Y., received an Outstanding
Achievement Award. American Water Services signed a five-year, full-service
contract in 1997 with the City of Buffalo to operate its water treatment
facilities that serve 320,000 people. The partnership reduced service prices to
the consumer by 8 percent.

second public-private partnership between American Water Services and the City
of Danville, Va., received a Best Practices Award. American Water Services
signed a 10-year, full-service contract in 1998 with the City of Danville to
operate the city's wastewater treatment that services 54,000 people. The
partnership resulted in a more than $800,000 savings in its first year, and
completion of a $7.5 million biosolids processing unit that reduces biosolids
disposal costs and reduces odor.

third public-private partnership between American Water Works' subsidiary, West
Virginia-American Water Co., and the City of Hinton, W.Va.

addition, AWWC announced net income of $148 million in common stock for 1999,
excluding the one-time merger costs incurred to complete the acquisition of
National Enterprises, Inc. (NEI), an increase from $147 million in 1998. Diluted
earnings per common share for the year, excluding one-time merger costs, were
$1.53, compared to $1.54 per common share in 1998. Revenues for the year
increased to $1.261 billion, a 5 percent increase over 1998 revenues of $1.200

American Water Works Co., Inc.)