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January 15, 2020

South Plainfield High School’s Environmental Science Club Named Recipient of New Jersey American Water’s 2019 Environmental Grant Awards

South Plainfield High School’s Environmental Science Club Named Recipient of New Jersey American Water’s 2019 Environmental Grant Awards

Three community improvement projects receive more than $27,000 in environmental funding

CAMDEN, N.J. (January 15, 2020) – New Jersey American Water was proud to name South Plainfield High School’s Environmental Science Club a recipient of 2019 Environmental Grant Awards. Last year, the company awarded a total of $27,404 to three distinguished organizations and community groups within its service area that are engaged in sustainability projects to further improve water source and/or watershed protection. South Plainfield High School’s Environmental Science Club received a $9,804 grant to help fund the creation of an outdoor classroom at the school.

For more information on the Environmental Grant Program, visit the company’s website, www.newjerseyamwater.com.

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Environmental Specialist, Danielle Kearsley, from New Jersey American Water (far left) visited South Plainfield High School’s outdoor classroom and presented the ceremonial check for $9,804 to Shanti Kantha-Murray, Supervisor of Science, Arts, & Applied Technology (center) and Kathleen Benton, biology teacher (far right), from South Plainfield High School’s Environmental Science Club. In 2019, New Jersey American Water awarded more than $27,000 to three distinguished organizations and community groups within its service area that are engaged in sustainability projects to further improve water source and/or watershed protection. The funds awarded to South Plainfield High School’s Environmental Science Club went to help fund the creation of an outdoor classroom at the school.

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 2.7 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 7,100 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to more than 14 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 TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn.

Media Contact:
Chelsea Kulp
External Affairs Manager
609-677-4642
chelsea.kulp@amwater.com

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