2024-05-31 19:00Blog post

American Water Proud Employee Resource Group: Members Highlight

Happy Pride Month!

The American Water Proud (LGBTQ+) Employee Business Resource Group's (EBRG) mission is to create awareness and foster candid discussions that proudly support the LGBTQ+ community and their allies. Their collaborative conversations aim to increase and encourage equality for all employees, focusing on community, culture, and careers. They strive to promote an environment of respect, dignity, and inclusion, thereby empowering everyone to be their authentic selves, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

As part of American Water's celebration and acknowledgment of June as Pride Month,  some of the American Water Proud EBRG members answered questions about themselves, why they joined, and what Pride means to them. 


Why are you a member of American Water Proud?





What is one LGBTQ+ community misconception you would like to educate others about?




What does Pride mean to you and your family as an ally or a member of the LGBTQ+ community?






About American Water

American Water (NYSE: AWK) is the largest regulated water and wastewater utility company in the United States. With a history dating back to 1886, We Keep Life Flowing® by providing safe, clean, reliable and affordable drinking water and wastewater services to more than 14 million people with regulated operations in 14 states and on 18 military installations. American Water’s 6,500 talented professionals leverage their significant expertise and the company’s national size and scale to achieve excellent outcomes for the benefit of customers, employees, investors and other stakeholders. As one of the fastest growing utilities in the U.S., American Water expects to invest $34 to $38 billion in infrastructure repairs and replacement, system resiliency and regulated acquisitions over the next 10 years. The company has a long-standing history of executing its core operations, aligned with sustainable best practices, through its commitments to safety, affordability, customer service, protecting the environment, an inclusive workforce and strengthening communities. American Water has been included in the top 10% of America’s Most JUST Companies by JUST Capital and CNBC, is ranked number one in the utilities industry for the 2024 Forbes American’s Best Large Employers, has been recognized on the 2023 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for the fifth consecutive year, is the highest-ranked water and wastewater utility on Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable U.S. Companies 2024 List, and has earned the U.S. Department of Homeland Security SAFETY Act designation and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense® Excellence Award, among additional state, local and national recognitions. For more information, visit amwater.com.