August 10, 2020


CAMDEN, N.J. (August 10, 2020) – New Jersey American Water President Cheryl Norton issued the following statement today on the New Jersey Economic Advisory Council’s recommendations on how the State of New Jersey moves forward on its path to recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Council’s #1 recommendation calls for greater investment in the state’s infrastructure:

“The New Jersey Economic Advisory Council’s Report highlights the vital importance that infrastructure plays in our ongoing economic recovery efforts following COVID-19. The report lists infrastructure investment as the #1 recommendation for our state’s economic recovery. We could not agree more.

“At New Jersey American Water, we have been working continuously to strategize how we can help New Jersey families and the economy recover from COVID-19. With the Council’s Report emphasizing the importance of infrastructure investment, we remain eager as ever to begin implementation of our proposed Solutions Today and Reinvesting Tomorrow (START) program, which can help New Jersey create or sustain thousands of jobs.

We created START specifically with the goal of it being part of New Jersey’s economic recovery from COVID-19. START would speed up investments in water and wastewater systems, support the continued provision of essential water and wastewater services during this critical time, and substantially increase sustainable, well-paying jobs for thousands of New Jerseyans.

“We thank the Council for recognizing the pivotal role that infrastructure plays in creating a stronger and more resilient New Jersey.”

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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