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, External Affairs Representative:

Susan Turcmanovich
External Affairs Manager
Northeast PA

Maggie Sheely
External Affairs Manager
Southeast/Central PA 

Gary Lobaugh
External Affairs Manager
Western PA

Heather DuBose
External Affairs Specialist
Western PA