2024-04-22 12:30Blog post

Simple Ways to Make Earth Day Every Day

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Protecting drinking water at its source is an important part of the process to treat and deliver high quality water service. It takes a community effort to protect and conserve our shared water resources. Some materials can impact waterways if poured down the drain, flushed down the toilet, or dumped on the ground.

Check out the tips below for ways to help
make every day Earth Day:
Join a community cleanup event.
Turn off the water to brush teeth and shave.
Collect rainwater to use in 
your garden. 
Use reusable water bottles.
Grow an organic garden.
Run full loads of laundry and dishes. For more Earth Day information and resources, go to epa.gov/earthday.

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.