Missouri American Water Partners with EPA and Community Action Agency for Fix a Leak Week

  Missouri American Water Partners with EPA and Community Action Agency for
  Fix a Leak Week

         Energy/Health Forum offers ideas for managing utility bills

Business Wire

ST. LOUIS -- March 19, 2013

Missouri American Water has partnered with the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) to promote the fifth annual Fix a Leak Week, which runs from
March 18-24. The national awareness campaign, part of the EPA’s WaterSense
program, is designed to raise awareness about small leaks and other water
waste that may be occurring within homes.

Locally, Missouri American Water is joining the Community Action Agency of St.
Louis County, to provide information and tools to help local residents manage
their utility bills at the agency’s Utility Fair on Saturday, March 23 from
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The fair will be held at the Third Presbyterian
Church, 9990 Highway 67 in Moline Acres, MO. Register by calling 314-446-4424
or 314-868-9600.

Missouri American Water teams will provide wise water usage information and
leak detection kits. EPA estimates that the average residence loses 11,000
gallons of water per year through undetected leaks.

“Leaks as small as an eighth of an inch can consume up to 3,500 gallons of
water per day,” said Missouri American Water Environmental Manager Tim Ganz.
“Proactively checking for leaks, and fixing them quickly, not only makes you a
more environmentally conscious consumer of one of the world’s most valuable
resources, but also helps save money on your monthly water bill,” said Ganz.

Missouri American Water’s leak detection kits are also available online at

Missouri American Water

Missouri 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 1.5 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 approximately 6,700 dedicated professionals who provide drinking
water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 14 million people
in more than 30 states and parts of Canada.


Missouri American Water
Ann Dettmer
O: 314-996-2356
M: 314-623-3822
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