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Environmental Stewardship

The American Water team is committed to protecting the environment, and to finding ways to use our most precious resource wisely. As we work to provide water and wastewater services to our customers, we also work to prevent pollution, promote sustainability, and enhance the natural environment.

We have a consistent history of complying with, and in many cases surpassing, the standards set by environmental laws and regulations. In fact, this is the foundation on which we build our environmental performance. We strive to not just meet, but exceed the environmental expectations of our stakeholders and establish new benchmarks by which others in our industry will be measured.

Over the past several years American Water has been the recipient of 150 awards from state and federal regulators, industry organizations, and communities for superior water quality. In addition, we have received 65 Directors' Awards from the Partnership for Safe Water program sponsored by six government and environmental agencies, including the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

Our commitment to the environment extends beyond the quality of our water into the heart of who we are - your local water company. We are stewards of the communities we serve, and we are proud of the role we play in protecting your surroundings.