Our volunteer endeavors are driven by our employees’ commitment to strengthen their communities through volunteer action and leadership. Each year, they give thousands of hours of their time and expertise to support the communities where they live and work, as well as where we do business.

As a company, we believe that by working together, we can build a better world. We look for opportunities to give back, especially in our areas of community investment focus:

• Water and the Environment - Innovative, community-based environmental projects that improve, restore or protect our watersheds and our communities’ surface and groundwater.
• Water and Healthy Living - Efforts that contribute to healthy communities by promoting access to safe water and sanitation, educating customers on the health benefits of water and encouraging good hygiene practices.
• Environmental Education - Educational programs which provide information about water conservation, water and wastewater treatment, the water cycle, watershed protection and the environment.
• Community Sustainability - Projects that meet a definitive, sustainable community need, preferably aligned with American Water’s core business, and which enrich the lives of the residents who live and work in the communities we serve.

We are also frequently asked to speak at conferences, industry events, organizations and schools. If you are interested in tapping into our water industry expertise for your event or conference, please contact our External Affairs team:

Central California
Catherine Stedman
External Affairs Manager

Northern California
Evan Jacobs
External Affairs Manager

Southern California
Brian Barreto
External Affairs Manager