Tennessee American Water Proudly Recognizes the American Water Charitable Foundation 2022 Water and Environment Grantees

Recipients include four nonprofit organizations across Tennessee American Water

(Chattanooga, TN) AUGUST 24, 2022 – The American Water Charitable Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization established by American Water, the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company, recently announced four organizations were awarded a 2022 Water and Environment Grant, supporting communities served by Tennessee American Water.

“We appreciate the American Water Charitable Foundation’s support to the communities we serve through their Water and Environment Grant program,” said Tennessee American Water president Grant Evitts. “We are excited for the recipients and their unique projects which will enhance education and programming around the importance of water and expand their outreach.”

The Water and the Environment grant is part of the American Water Charitable Foundation’s Keep Communities Flowing Grant Program, focusing on three pillars of giving: Water, People and Communities.  Below is a full list of Water and Environment grantees throughout Tennessee.

  • City of East Ridge Camp Jordan Pond Pier Project will provide educational signage related to water quality and other water-related facts along with an ADA compliant boardwalk and fishing pier at Dickert’s Pond in Camp Jordan Park.
  • The Tennessee River Gorge Trust Protecting Aetna Mountain Bogs Project will focus on conservation, education, and community engagement around the Aetna Mountain Bogs, a rare and ecologically sensitive resource.
  • Waterways’ Equitable Access & Understanding of Waterways in Low Income, Urban Neighborhoods Project will provide education of both students and the community, engaging older students in paid environmental internships, and improving access to water-based recreation for underserved neighborhoods.
  • Whitwell Elementary School’s Increasing Access to Drinking Water will allow the school to install water bottle filling stations for readily available access to drinking water for students and faculty.


“The American Water Charitable Foundation is pleased to partner with organizations across Tennessee American Water to provide equitable and accessible projects and programs focused on clean water, environmental education, access to water-based recreation and more,” said Carrie Williams, president, American Water Charitable Foundation.  “Funding for the Water and the Environment grant will create high-impact projects that engage communities in learning how every drop counts.”



The American Water Charitable Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides a formal way to demonstrate the company’s ongoing commitment to be a good neighbor, citizen, and contributor to the communities where American Water and its employees live, work and operate. For more information, visit and follow the American Water Charitable Foundation on Facebook.

Tennessee 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 services to approximately 380,000 people in Tennessee and north Georgia. For more information, visit and follow Tennessee American Water on Twitter and Facebook.

About American Water

With a history dating back to 1886, American Water (NYSE:AWK) is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 6,400 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and regulated-like drinking water and wastewater services to more than 14 million people in 24 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to help keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit and American Water on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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