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American Water Receives 'Green' Building Grant from WateReuse Research Foundation.

VOORHEES, N.J. -- American Water Works Company, Inc (NYSE:AWK), the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company, announced today that it is part of a team that has received a grant from the WateReuse Research Foundation to conduct a joint research project to develop "green" building guidance for the water reuse industry. The project is titled, "Guidance for Implementing Water Reuse in New Buildings and New Developments to Achieve LEED Sustainability Goals."

American Water is teaming with Hazen and Sawyer, and Alliance Environmental, to develop guidance and planning tools to allow engineers, policy makers, planners and developers to make decisions on how to incorporate reclaimed water projects into new buildings and developments.

The total value of the project is $185,927, with $124,834 funded by the WateReuse Research Foundation and $61,000 in-kind contribution from the research partners. American Water will directly receive $40,000 to pay for analytical costs, labor and other research costs.

"We are pleased that the WateReuse Research Foundation continues to recognize American Water as the industry leader in water reuse research," said Dr. Mark LeChevallier, Director of Innovation and Environmental Stewardship, who is serving as American Water's lead investigator on the project. "Our team of expert scientists and engineers, coupled with our diverse experiences in the design, build, operation, and management of water reuse projects, provides an exceptional opportunity to study and develop the guidance document and tools for the water reuse industry."

About the WateReuse Research Foundation

The mission of the WateReuse Research Foundation is to conduct and promote applied research on the reclamation, recycling, reuse, and desalination of water. The Research Foundation is an educational, nonprofit public benefit 501(c)(3) corporation that conducts applied research on behalf of the water and wastewater community for the purpose of advancing the science of water reuse, recycling, reclamation, and desalination. The Foundation's research supports communities across the United States and abroad in their efforts to create new sources of high quality water while protecting public health and the environment

About American Water

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 more than 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to approximately 15 million people in more than 30 states as well as parts of Canada. More information can be found at www.amwater.com.

In 2011, American Water is celebrating its 125th anniversary with a yearlong campaign to promote water efficiency and the importance of protecting water from source to tap. To learn more, visit www.amwater125.com.

About Hazen and Sawyer

Since 1951, Hazen and Sawyer has focused on two things: providing safe drinking water and controlling water pollution. Our expertise ranges from studies to design, permitting to construction, operations to maintenance, resource management, and innovative research to expand the limits of technology. If you're trusted to protect the public health or the environment, Hazen and Sawyer can help. www.hazenandsawyer.com

About Alliance Environmental, LLC

Alliance Environmental is a recognized expert in the area of distributed green infrastructure and provides services to municipalities and private developments that seek to reduce the costs and environmental impacts of new and existing systems by optimizing water, carbon and nutrient cycle performance. With projects throughout the world, Alliance Environmental is proud to be serving global leaders in deploying cutting edge sustainable infrastructure. More information can be found at www.AllianceEnvironmentalLLC.com
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