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September 16, 2020

New Jersey American Water Employee Honored With YWCA Union County’s TWIN Award

CAMDEN, N.J. (SEPT. 16, 2020)New Jersey American Water’s Andrea Castro, Senior Water Quality and Environmental Compliance Specialist, was awarded the YWCA Union County’s Tribute to Women & Industry (TWIN) Award last week during the organization’s virtual ceremony on Thursday night.

“We nominated Andrea for the TWIN Award in recognition of her exceptional performance as a valued and valuable member of our Water Quality and Environmental Compliance team at New Jersey American Water, as well as her profound community engagement and personal philanthropic endeavors,” said Cheryl Norton, President of New Jersey American Water and Chief Environmental Officer for American Water. “We are grateful to the YWCA Union County for recognizing her with this award.”

With nearly 15 years of experience at New Jersey American Water in both the laboratory and customer service, Castro is a leader in her field, providing employees across the company with critical water quality customer communication information. She leverages her knowledge and experience to improve customer service interaction with our enterprise national call center and serves as a mentor for others on the Water Quality team.

Outside her career, Castro devotes her time to community-based organizations including the Garwood Township Green Team and the Education Foundation of Garwood. She has also participated in the Sister2sister Network, a foundation that helps women diagnosed with breast cancer, and has sponsored children in her country of origin, Colombia, to help with their education, school supplies, after school programs and clothing.

About YWCA’s TWIN Award
The YWCA’s TWIN Award honors women who have excelled in their fields and made significant contributions to industry in executive, managerial and professional roles. It also salutes corporations whose policies and practices encourage high achievement by women and promote equal advancement opportunities for women of diverse backgrounds.

About YWCA USA
YWCA USA is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen communities. It is one of the oldest and largest women’s organizations in the nation, serving over 2 million women, girls, and their families at the forefront of the most pressing social movements for 160 years. Learn more: www.ywcaunioncounty.org.

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 www.newjerseyamwater.com 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 amwater.com and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Media Contact:
Erin Banes
External Affairs Specialist
Cell: 856-834-9577
Erin.Banes@amwater.com

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