NJ American Water Celebrates National Drinking Water Week

May 6, 2004

Celebrating one of the world's most precious resources, New Jersey American is celebrating National Drinking Water Week, May 2–8 with a variety of events around the state.

New Jersey American kicked off the celebration on May 3 at The Camden County Library in Haddon Township. Representatives of the Company were on hand to talk with children about water conservation, treatment and water source protection.

This morning at the Beverly Elementary School in Burlington County, New Jersey American associates are joined by State Senator Diane Allen and other officials to dedicate and demonstrate the Enviroscape.

The Enviroscape is an interactive model that teaches children and adults about the sources of water pollution and ways to prevent it. The educational tool is also mobile, enabling the school to spread the word of water source protection throughout the community.

With the help of State Assemblyman Steve Corodemus, New Jersey American will also dedicate an Enviroscape to the Long Branch Elementary School in Monmouth County, and State Senator Leonard Lance will help the company donate the teaching tool to the Brass Castle Elementary School in Warren County.

New Jersey American will continue the spirit of Water Week, the following week on May 10, by making a presentation to third graders at the Thomas P. Hughes Elementary School in Berkley Heights, Union County.

For more than 30 years, the American Water Works Association (AWWA), the world's largest scientific and educational organization dedicated to drinking water quality and public drinking water supply, has celebrated Drinking Water Week with its members.

As members of the AWWA and the Partnership for Safe Water, New Jersey American takes an active role in Drinking Water Week to raise public awareness of the importance of protecting and valuing our drinking water.

New Jersey American Water is the state's largest water utility. Combined with Elizabethtown and Mt. Holly Water (both now doing business as New Jersey American Water) we serve over two million people in 179 communities throughout the state.

American Water, a part of RWE's water division, serves 20 million customers in 27 states, four Canadian provinces, Puerto Rico and South America. More than 8,000 employees provide water, wastewater and other related services. RWE's water division is the third largest water and wastewater services company in the world.

Source: New Jersey American Water

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