As Sampling Continues to Show No Detections of Chemical Spill, New Jersey American Water Resumes Normal Operations at Delaware River Regional Water Treatment Plant

CAMDEN, N.J. – MARCH 29, 2023 – After more than four days of multiple agencies monitoring the Delaware River, with no detections of the chemical that was spilled from a manufacturing plant in Bristol, Pa., New Jersey American Water is resuming regular operations at its Delaware River Regional Water Treatment Plant.

New Jersey American Water’s regular operating protocol includes monitoring the source water and performing water quality tests during the treatment process and throughout its distribution systems to help ensure the continued delivery of safe drinking water that meets or surpasses state and federal standards.

“With no detections of the chemical from any of the test results from our samples, or the samples taken by the state and federal agencies or other water purveyors, we are confident that any potential compromise of water quality in the river has passed, and we can resume our standard operations,” stated Mark McDonough, President of New Jersey American Water.

McDonough added, “We are grateful for the assistance of the US Coast Guard, the Pennsylvania DEP, the New Jersey DEP and our fellow water providers with whom we share access to the Delaware River for their collaboration and partnership. We also thank our customers and government officials in the communities we serve in Burlington, Camden and Gloucester counties for their cooperation during this time.”



New Jersey 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 wastewater services to approximately 2.8 million people. For more information, visit and follow New Jersey American Water on Twitter and Facebook.

About American Water

With a history dating back to 1886, American Water (NYSE: AWK) is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs approximately 6,500 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and regulated-like drinking water and wastewater services to an estimated 14 million people in 24 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable, and reliable water services to our customers to help keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit and American Water on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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