Pennsylvania American Water Rolls out New Fleet Powered by Compressed Natural Gas

  Pennsylvania American Water Rolls out New Fleet Powered by Compressed
  Natural Gas

    Environmentally friendly vehicles offer costs savings and cleaner air

Business Wire

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. -- January 25, 2013

Pennsylvania American Water officials joined with Pennsylvania Speaker of the
House Sam Smith and Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
officials today to mark the company’s launch of a compressed natural gas (CNG)
pilot for its vehicle fleet. The company displayed four new CNG-powered Ford
F-250 trucks at its kickoff event, which will be piloted in Punxsutawney and
Coatesville.

“CNG provides Pennsylvania American Water with an exciting alternative fuel
option that will help us better control our operational expenses, reduce our
carbon footprint, and capitalize on the abundant supply of natural gas right
here in the Commonwealth,” said President Kathy L. Pape of Pennsylvania
American Water.

In contrast to gasoline prices that currently range around $3.50 per gallon,
Pennsylvania American Water officials noted that fueling with CNG costs
approximately $2.00 per gallon.

Pennsylvania American Water Vice President of Operations Steve Tambini said
the company is also sold on CNG’s environmental benefits. “The new CNG
vehicles operate on the same basic principle as traditionally fueled trucks,
but they generate significantly less particulate matter,” said Tambini. “This
means cleaner air and a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, which will
benefit the environment and the communities we serve.”

“It is very encouraging to see companies like Pennsylvania American Water
begin to convert their fleets to compressed natural gas (CNG),” said
Pennsylvania Speaker of the House Sam Smith. “This is exactly the trend we
hope to see continuing across the state. More CNG vehicles on the road leads
to a greater need for fueling stations, and that ultimately results in less
dependence on foreign oil and more jobs in the energy sector here in
Pennsylvania.I congratulate Pennsylvania American Water for being a leader in
this area.”

Pennsylvania American Water also announced that it is applying for a grant
from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to add more
CNG-powered vehicles to its fleet. Tambini also said Pennsylvania American
Water will construct a company-owned fueling station in Scranton that will
support up to 36 CNG vehicles in 2014.

Pennsylvania American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is
the largest water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable
water and/or wastewater services to approximately 2.2 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 an estimated 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:

Pennsylvania American Water
Western Pennsylvania:
Gary Lobaugh
T: 724-873-3674
M: 724-944-5148
gary.lobaugh@amwater.com
or
Eastern/Central Pennsylvania:
Terry Maenza
T: 610-670-7789 ext. 1009
M: 610-849-6484
terry.maenza@amwater.com
 
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