New Jersey American Water Prepares for Hurricane Sandy

  New Jersey American Water Prepares for Hurricane Sandy

Company will enact emergency plans to maintain water service for customers in
                                event of storm

Business Wire

VOORHEES, N.J. -- October 26, 2012

New Jersey American Water is closely monitoring the developments of the path
of Hurricane Sandy and is implementing emergency preparation measures.

To minimize the storm’s potential impact to New Jersey American Water’s
facilities and to customers’ water service, the action the company is taking
includes: backing up power sources, and reinforcing points in the water
distribution system and at treatment plants.

As Hurricane Sandy approaches, New Jersey American Water encourages customers
to take the following steps: conserve water, fill your bathtub with water in
case your water service is disrupted, and, in this, and any emergency, know
where the main water shut off valve is and be sure to shut off water if
evacuating.

Throughout the storm and its aftermath, New Jersey American Water will be
providing update via its web page (www.newjerseyamwater.com) and through its
Facebook site (www.facebook.com/newjerseyamericanwater).

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 2.5 million people.
Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest publicly traded U.S. water and
wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company
employs more than 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water,
wastewater and other related services to approximately 15 million people in
more than 30 states, as well as parts of Canada. More information can be found
by visiting www.amwater.com.

Contact:

New Jersey American Water
Richard G. Barnes, 856-782-2371
richard.barnes@amwater.com
 
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