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April 21, 2009
     
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American Water Managed System Earns Source Water
System of the Year Award

American Water Works Company, Inc., announced today that the Meadville Area Water Authority (MAWA), managed by American Water, has received the 2009 Source Water System of the Year Award from the Pennsylvania Rural Water Association (PRWA). This award recognizes a water system that has developed and implemented a highly effective program to protect its source of drinking water. MAWA earned the award as a direct result of its successful Wellhead Protection Plan.

In 2006, MAWA received a $40,626 Source Water Protection Grant, provided by the Federal Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program and administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), to develop an effective Wellhead Protection Plan. Since then, MAWA has been committed to protecting their water source and providing high-quality, safe, dependable water service to its community.

Areas of achievement in protecting its source water are: zoning, stormwater management, capture of chemical data and storage in watershed, education outreach, and working to promote water source to enhance economic development.

“This award salutes everyone's effort towards protecting our most valuable resource-water,” said Mary A. Fabian, chairperson for the Meadville Area Water Authority. “Together, through this public/private partnership, we have worked tirelessly in meshing the protection of our water source and promoting growth in the community we serve. The partnerships that have been formed will be long lasting because our goals of ‘protection’ and ‘our community’ go hand in hand.”

American Water and MAWA formed a public-private partnership in 1997 to develop long-term strategic management and planning processes. The contract was renewed in January 2008 for an additional 10 years.

“We are extremely pleased to be awarded this contract renewal and are committed to delivering excellent service that Meadville can depend upon,” said Don Nold, American Water project manager.

 

Illinois American Water’s Pekin District Recognized for Community Support

Illinois American Water’s Pekin District received the Spotlight on Business
award from the Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce during the Puttin on Pekin breakfast. The Spotlight on Business award is given to recognize a business for supporting their local community.

Illinois American Water’s Pekin District operations superintendent, Anthony Hall, said, “Supporting the communities we serve through sponsorships, donations and volunteerism is something Illinois American Water takes very seriously. Pekin is where we live, work and raise our families; we want the best for our community.”

Illinois American Water is a supporter of many community organizations including the Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce, Pekin Fourth of July Celebration, Tazewell County Resource Center (TCRC), Pekin Marigold Festival, Tazewell Animal Protective Society (TAPS), United Way and James Field.

Illinois American Water also contributes to Water For People, an international non-government organization that provides access to drinking water, basic sanitation and hygiene education in developmental countries.

 

American Water CFO Ellen Wolf Named Finalist for CFO of the Year

American Water Works Company, Inc,. announced that its Senior Vice President and CFO, Ellen Wolf, has been named a finalist in the Public Company with revenues of more than $500 million category in the inaugural NJBIZ CFO of the Year awards program. The CFO of the Year finalists will be recognized and the winners in each category will be announced during a breakfast awards ceremony on June 2, 2009 at The Palace in Somerset Park.

The CFO of the Year awards program celebrates New Jersey's financial executives at all levels who contribute to the success of New Jersey's economic growth and stability. One of the areas Wolf is recognized for in her nomination is helping to lead the company's compliance efforts as it prepared for what was the second largest IPO in 2008, raising $1.25 billion through the sale of 58 million shares. Beyond leading the finance function for the largest investor-owned water and wastewater service provider, Wolf is noted for serving on several boards including Water For People, a charity dedicated to improving water conditions in developing countries. Most recently, Wolf was recognized by South Jersey Magazine as one of the Top Business Women in 2008, which highlights the area's brightest, most inspirational and accomplished women.

CFO of the Year finalists and winners were chosen by an independent panel of judges including: Michael Cangemi of Cangemi Company LLC, John Aiello of Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C., and Joseph Dempsey, Jr. of JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A The CFO of the Year Awards is a program of NJBIZ, New Jersey's leading business news publication, and is presented by WithumSmith+Brown, PC, Robert Half International and Financial Executives International.

 

American Water Receives Renewal on Largest Wastewater Operations and Maintenance Contract

American Water announced that its subsidiary, Applied Water Management, has been awarded a contract renewal to manage the wastewater operations for New Jersey's Warren Township Sewerage Authority. This is Applied Water Management's largest wastewater Operations & Maintenance contract. This is a five-year contract, with two possible five-year extensions.

"We are delighted to be entering into this new contract with Applied Water Management for operations and maintenance of our wastewater treatment facilities", said Michael Strauss, Warren Township Sewerage Authority chairman. "AWM has proven over the last ten years their capabilities and high standards of stewardship of the Authority's system, and we look forward to continuing our partnership over the next five years."

Under the renewed contract, Applied Water Management will continue to manage the wastewater operations for three treatment plants and 17 pump stations for a population of more than 14,000 in Warren Township.

"We are extremely pleased to be awarded this contract renewal and are committed to delivering excellent service that the Warren Township can depend upon," said Tim Davies, CEO of Applied Water Management.