A Billion a Day, Floc, Thomas Edison & More About Water

  A Billion a Day, Floc, Thomas Edison & More About Water

        New Jersey American Water Publishes Free “Water Basics” E-Book

Business Wire

VOORHEES, N.J. -- May 17, 2013

Did you know that New Jerseyans consume less than one percent of the nearly
one billion gallons of water used every day; that during the coagulation part
of water treatment, tiny, sticky particles form called “floc;” and that Thomas
Edison paid 45 cents a foot for cast iron pipe to get water into his
laboratory? These and other facts about water, its treatment, delivery and the
important role it plays in the Garden State are now available in a free
e-book, Water Basics, An Inside Look at How Water Gets to Your Home or
Business, from New Jersey American Water. A free download of the 32-page book
is available on the company’s homepage at www.newjerseyamwater.com.

“Most people turn on their faucets or showers without a thought as to where
the water came from, or what it went through to get there,” said Peter
Eschbach, director of communications and external affairs for the company. “We
hope that this book will make our customers better informed consumers,
ultimately assisting us in our role as the stewards of this critical natural

New Jersey American Water, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Water (NYSE:
AWK) is the 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 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, as well as parts of Canada. More
information can be found by visiting www.amwater.com.


New Jersey American Water
Richard G. Barnes, 856-782-2371
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