New Jersey American Water Asks Customers to Conserve Water after Hurricane Sandy

  New Jersey American Water Asks Customers to Conserve Water after Hurricane
  Sandy

   Water service is normal; most company’s facilities are on back-up power

Business Wire

VOORHEES, N.J. -- October 30, 2012

As the state recovers from Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey American Water urges
its customers state-wide to conserve water indefinitely as many of the
company’s facilities are operating on emergency generators. In the aftermath
of the storm, water service for New Jersey American Water customers has not
been interrupted and the company has not issued any boiled water advisories.

“We are working with the power companies to have power fully restored at all
of our pumping stations and water treatment plants, and ask that our customers
discontinue non-essential water use until further notice,” said Stephen P.
Schmitt, vice president of operations for New Jersey American Water.
“Voluntary water conservation reduces the demand on the water system while it
operates on backup power. We thank our customers in advance for their
cooperation in conserving water while power is being restored to their homes
and to our facilities.”

New Jersey American Water suggests the following conservation tips for
customers:

  *Please refrain from nonessential uses of water, such as lengthy showering
    and bathing, as well as lawn watering.
  *Avoid using outdoor hoses for storm clean up. Use a broom instead.
  *For customers who have electrical service: Run dishwashers and laundry
    washing machines only when they are full. If you have a water-saver cycle,
    use it
  *Regularly check your toilet, faucets, and pipes for leaks

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.

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Contact:

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