New Jersey American Water Celebrates Flag Day with its Fleet


New Jersey American Water Celebrates Flag Day with its Fleet

Company Also Offers Tweet, Get a Flag

VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The nearly 500 vehicles of New Jersey American Water's statewide fleet sport the company's red, white and blue colors every day. But beginning Friday, they will all be "flying" U.S. flags to celebrate Flag Day.

The 5 inch by 9 inch flags are magnetized to stay on the company vehicles, despite the many miles and often rough environment they frequently operate in. The addition of the flags to the fleet commemorates the day in 1777, when the Continental Congress replaced the British flag with a new design featuring 13 white stars in a circle on a field of blue and 13 red and white stripes - one for each state.

To encourage more flags being flown, especially during the period between Flag Day and the Fourth of July, New Jersey American Water is launching an offer to its Twitter followers and will send a similar flag magnet to anyone who tweets a photo of a U.S. flag, includes @NJAMWater in the tweet, and uses the hashtag #FlagDay. The gift is limited to one per household and is available until July 4 or while limited supplies last. For information and to enter, visit New Jersey American Water's Twitter page at

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

New Jersey American Water
Peter A. Eschbach, 856-782-2316

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