New Jersey American Water President Mark McDonough Statement on Delaware River Tributary Chemical Spill

CAMDEN, N.J. – MARCH 25, 2023 – New Jersey American Water President Mark McDonough issued the following statement today regarding a chemical spill in a tributary of the Delaware River near Bristol, Pa.:

“New Jersey American Water is monitoring the water quality of the Delaware River following a chemical release that occurred early this morning from a manufacturing plant into a tributary of the river in Bristol, Pa. The company is maintaining regular communication with state and federal agencies regarding the situation.

“New Jersey American Water monitors the source water and performs water quality tests during the treatment process and throughout our distribution systems as part of the company’s daily water quality protocol and business continuity plan. At this time there is no impact to the source water outside of the company’s Delaware River Regional Water Treatment Plant.

“The health and safety of our customers is our top priority. We will continue to monitor the source water and provide updates if we receive additional information or there are any developments.”

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.

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