Kentucky American Water Awards More than $8,000 in Environmental Grants
Kentucky American Water has awarded a total of $8,800 to recipients of the 2021 American Water Environmental Grant Program. The program supports innovative, community-based environmental projects that improve, restore or protect the watersheds, surface water and groundwater supplies within Kentucky American Water’s
“As a leader in environmental stewardship, Kentucky American Water is helping to move our state toward a more sustainable future,” said Dave Farrar, vice president of operations. “By supporting community organizations through our annual Environmental Grant Program, our team is continuing to show our commitment to protecting the environment and enhancing the health of our watersheds.
“Since 2006 Kentucky American Water has provided more than $244,000 in funds through this program alone to support community projects than preserve and protect the environment,” Farrar added. “We are pleased to support this year’s recipients and applaud their efforts.”
This year, the City of Sadieville, in partnership with Scott County Habitat for Humanity, will receive a grant of $5,000 for a watershed cleanup and repair project along Vine Street and Angle Alley in Sadieville to alleviate storm water run-off issues currently affecting the corridor and those traveling through it.
Lexington-Fayette Urban County Parks and Recreation, in partnership with Friends of Wolf Run and the Southland Park Neighborhood Association, will receive a grant of $3,800 for the Southland Park Waterway Adventure Playground. Grant funds will support new green stormwater infrastructure features being built at the park, to include plantings for the wetland area as well as educational signage.
Projects will be completed this year.
Kentucky American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately half a million people. For more information, visit www.kentuckyamwater.com and follow Kentucky American Water on Twitter and Facebook.
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With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to 15 million people in 46 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable, and reliable water services to our customers to help make sure we keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit amwater.com and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
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