Being a good neighbor is part of our mission at American Water. We are dedicated to Kentucky and do make sure we show it.
We give back to the community by supporting innovative, environmental stewardship grants that strives to improve, protect or restore drinking water supplies and surrounding watersheds.
We support community low-income customers through the H20 Help to Others Program®. We make an annual contribution to this bill payment assistance program and provide opportunities for customers to make donations, too.
We also give back to the community by supporting a variety of community organizations and programs, including innovative, environmental stewardship projects that improve, protect or restore urban streams and watersheds, and protect the environment in general. Examples of such outstanding organizations include the local chapter of the Audubon Society, the Clyde E. Buckley Wildlife Sanctuary, Bluegrass PRIDE and the local Arboretum, Kentucky’s official botanical garden. We also support Reforest the Bluegrass, an annual community effort whereby hundreds of volunteers plant thousands of tree seedlings alongside urban streams.
We know that young minds must be cultivated to have an appreciation for the environment, and that they can offer important contributions to environmental stewardship. So we are pleased to sponsor the annual Kentucky American Water Science Fair coordinated by Fayette County Public Schools, an event we established in 1985 and have supported ever since. It’s a chance to see the dynamic achievements in science made by our Fayette County students in grades 4-12. The winners may advance to compete for regional and even international recognition. In addition, we sponsor an annual Ripple Effect Scholarship Program to recognize outstanding high school seniors who not only excel academically but also have demonstrated a sincere interest in environmental stewardship.