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Last €50.17 EUR
Change Today +0.125 / 0.25%
Volume 93.0
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1025 Laurel Oak Road

Voorhees, NJ 08043

United States

Phone: 856-346-8200


American Water Works Company, Inc., a holding company, operates as a water and wastewater utility company. The company serves 15 million people with drinking water, wastewater and/or other water-related services in 47 states and 1 Canadian province. Segments The company has operations in two segments, the Regulated Businesses and the Market-Based Operations. Regulated Businesses The company’s primary business involves the ownership of subsidiaries that provide water and wastewater utility services to residential, commercial, industrial and other customers, including sale for resale and public authority customers. The company’s subsidiaries that provide these services are subject to economic regulation by certain state commissions or other entities engaged in economic regulation, referred to as Public Utility Commissions, or ‘PUCs,’ of the states in which the company operates. The Regulated Businesses operate in approximately 1,600 communities in 16 states in the United States. Its primary operating assets include 89 dams and 81 surface water treatment plants along with approximately 500 groundwater treatment plants, 1,000 groundwater wells, 100 wastewater treatment facilities, 1,200 treated water storage facilities, 1,300 pumping stations, and 48,000 miles of mains and collection pipes. The company’s regulated utilities own substantially all of the assets used by its Regulated Businesses. The company owns the land and physical assets used to store, extract and treat source water. The company has ongoing infrastructure renewal programs in all states in which its Regulated Businesses operate. These programs consist of both rehabilitation of existing mains and other equipment and replacement of mains and other equipment that are damaged or have reached, or are near, the end of their useful service lives. The company has installed production meters to measure the water that the company delivers to its distribution network. The company also employs various methods of customer meter reading to monitor consumption; ranging from meters with mechanical registers where consumption is manually recorded by meter readers, to meters with electronic registers capable of transmitting consumption data to proximity devices (touch read) or via radio frequency to mobile or fixed network data collectors. The majority of new meters are able to support future advances in electronic meter reading. Wastewater services involve the collection of wastewater from customers’ premises through sewer lines. The wastewater is then transported through a sewer network to a treatment facility, where it is treated to meet required effluent standards. The treated wastewater is finally returned to the environment as effluent, and the solid waste by-product of the treatment process is disposed of in accordance with applicable standards and regulations. Customers: The company has a large and geographically diverse customer base in its Regulated Businesses. Residential customers make up the majority of its customer base in all of the states in which the company operates. The company also serves commercial customers, such as shops and businesses; industrial customers, such as large-scale manufacturing and production operations; and public authorities, such as government buildings and other public sector facilities, including schools. The company also supplies water to public fire hydrants for firefighting purposes, to private fire customers for use in fire suppression systems in office buildings and other facilities, as well as providing bulk water supplies to other water utilities for distribution to their own customers. Seasonality: The company’s water systems experience higher demand in the summer due to the warmer temperatures and increased usage by customers for lawn irrigation and other outdoor uses. Summer weather that is cooler and/or wetter than average generally serves to suppress customer water demand and reduce water operating revenues and operating income. Summer weather that is hotter and drier than average generally increases operating revenues and operating income. Competition: The company’s competitors include Aqua

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