New Jersey American Water Opens 2021 Protect Our Watersheds Art Contest on Imagine a Day Without Water

Contest aims to inspire the next generation of environmental leaders

CAMDEN, N.J. – OCT. 20, 2021 – In honor of Imagine a Day Without Water, New Jersey American Water is proud to announce the opening of its annual Protect Our Watersheds art contest. Open to fourth-grade students in schools located in towns  served by New Jersey American Water, as well as to students who live in the company’s service areas, the contest encourages students to tap into their creativity to express the importance of protecting natural water resources.

“Our Protect Our Watersheds art contest plays perfectly into the theme of Imagine a Day Without Water this year, which highlights where our water comes from and where it goes after we’ve used it,” said Mark McDonough, President, New Jersey American Water. “We hope the contest serves as a fun and imaginative way to capture students’ imagination and inspire them to protect and preserve our watersheds for years to come.”

All entries must be postmarked by Nov. 19, 2021. As part of their entry, students must also submit a brief narrative about the personal impact of watershed protection. Three winners will be selected, and all entrants will receive a water bottle and certificate of recognition. For full contest details, and to learn more about watershed protection, visit

Led by the Value of Water Campaign, Imagine a Day Without Water is observed on October 21 each year and focuses on educating the public about the importance of having accessible water, investing in water infrastructure, and protecting natural water resources. Each year, New Jersey American Water commemorates the day through educational outreach, emphasizing the importance of water for everyday usage and explaining the company’s role in providing it. To learn more about Imagine a Day Without Water, visit

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 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 and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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