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

VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- 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 resource."

New Jersey American Water, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Water (NYS: 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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