New Jersey American Water Launches 2016 Emergency Responders Grant Program

VOORHEES, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–New Jersey American Water is saying thank you to some of the brave and
heroic volunteer firefighters and first responders through its 2016
grant program for volunteer fire departments and emergency responders
(e.g., ambulance and first aid squads) located in the company’s service

Grants will be awarded to cover the costs associated with purchasing
personal protective gear, communications equipment, firefighting tools,
water handling equipment, training and related activities/materials that
will be used to support their operations. The maximum grant amount is
$1,000. The deadline to apply is March 4, 2016; grantees will be
announced by the end of March. Details may be found at

To apply, organizations must email a completed application to,
or mail and application to:

New Jersey American Water
1025 Laurel Oak Road
Voorhees, NJ
Attn: Susan Barton

“We hope that through this program, we can provide assistance to just
some of our local volunteer emergency responders. These brave men and
women volunteering their time and skills keep our crews and business
safe,” said Peter Eschbach, director of external affairs and
communications at New Jersey American Water.

New Jersey American Water, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Water
is the largest 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 and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and
wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the
company employs more than 6,800 dedicated professionals who provide
drinking water, wastewater and other related services to approximately
15 million people in 47 states, as well as parts of Canada. More
information can be found by visiting


New Jersey American Water
Richard G. Barnes, 856-782-2371