New Jersey American Water President Mark McDonough, Statement on New Water Quality Accountability Bill and Lead Service Line Replacement Law Signed by Governor Murphy

CAMDEN, N.J. (July 22, 2021) – New Jersey American Water President Mark McDonough issued the following statement today on the expanded Water Quality Accountability Act bill and Governor Murphy signing the Lead Service Line Replacement Act into law:


“As a company that has long prided itself on holding the highest standards of quality and safety, New Jersey American Water applauds Governor Murphy and the Legislature for their action. These new laws will help ensure that water providers are held accountable for making the necessary investments and improvements needed to keep New Jersey’s water systems safe and reliable.”


“New Jersey American Water knows first-hand what compliance with the Water Quality Accountability Act and proactive action on lead service lines mean for New Jerseyans: it means safe, reliable, compliant water service for our 2.8 million customers. It means protecting New Jerseyans through consistent monitoring of water quality parameters and the use of corrosion inhibiting compounds to neutralize the presence of lead. It means diligently working to replace utility-owned lead-service lines and assisting customers to replace their service lines when detected.”


“Every day we are proactively addressing these issues. Standards matter. Service matters. Safety and clean water matter. We are glad the governor and our elected representatives feel the same way.”

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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