New Jersey American Water Advises Customers to Prepare for Hurricane Season

CAMDEN, N.J. – September 3, 2020 –September marks the start of National Preparedness Month, along with the halfway point of hurricane season. Though severe weather is unstoppable, New Jersey American Water provides educational tips and tools to help its customers remain safe and resilient during extreme conditions. New Jersey American Water advises customers to take the following precautions for any severe weather that threatens the state:

  • Conserve water for essential needs.
  • Fill your bathtub and other watertight containers with water in advance of the storm’s arrival should water service be disrupted.
  • If you are asked to evacuate or if you decide to evacuate, consider closing your home’s main water shut off valve.
  • Create an emergency plan to keep everyone in your household on the same page if disaster strikes.

In the event of threatening weather conditions, New Jersey American Water customers can find service updates on under Alerts and also on the company’s Facebook and Twitter pages. New Jersey American Water asks its customers to adhere to state and local guidelines and exercise all safety measures before, during, and after severe weather.

Whether you are centered in the path of a hurricane or facing lesser storms, it is important to be aware of and prepare for hurricane season. Track the latest weather updates, protect yourself and your loved ones, and equip your home to best battle this season’s storms.

Visit for more tips and information on severe weather preparation.

About New Jersey American Water
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/or 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 is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 6,800 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 make sure we keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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