American Water Observes Drinking Water Week by Encouraging Customers to 'Know their H2O'
VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- American Water (NYS: AWK) , the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility, announces its participation in Drinking Water Week, sponsored by the American Water Works Association, May 5-11, 2013. Supporting this year's theme - "What do you know about H2O?" - American Water will be joining others in the water industry to help consumers appreciate the essential role water plays in public health, fire protection, economic vitality and overall quality of life, and recognize the water company's role in maintaining a safe and sustainable supply. With current trends in population, economic growth, energy, climate and pollution affecting water usage and the critical infrastructure, now more than ever the system needs to function properly.
"While we are constantly investing in and working to improve the water infrastructure nationwide, we want consumers to be conscious of how they value, use and access water," said Dr. Mark LeChevallier, director of Innovation and Environmental Stewardship for American Water. "So in observance of Drinking Water Week, we are encouraging individuals to 'get to know their H2O' and help preserve our most precious resource for future generations."
Consumers can help maintain the quality and supply of our drinking water through the following actions:
- Be conscious of your daily water use and take the necessary steps in your home to be water smart and help preserve this precious natural resource.
- Be sure that leaking pipes and faucets - indoors and outdoors - are repaired.
- Take care in the use of garden, lawn, garage or other home products and ensure that they inadvertently do not find their way into groundwater.
- Dispose of chemicals or other potentially harmful products properly and do not pour them directly into home drains, the sewer, street drains or the lawn.
Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs approximately 6,700 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 14 million people in more than 30 states, as well as parts of Canada. More information can be found by visiting www.amwater.com.
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