SACRAMENTO, Calif. - May 11, 2012 (Investorideas.com Water Stocks Newswire) The week of May 6-12 has been declared "Drinking Water Week" by the American Water Works Association, an international conglomerate of more than 60,000 water utilities, agencies and policy makers dedicated to improving water supply and quality in North America.
"We are investing millions on water infrastructure in our Sacramento service district from new pipes to new well and treatment plants. However, none of these investments will mean much if we donít have a reliable water supply to move through them."
In recognition of this week, California American Water is reminding its customers, community and local governments of the fundamental need for safe and reliable drinking water supplies and the vital role it plays in public health, fire protection, economic development and the overall quality of life we enjoy.
This year, California American Water is focusing on water efficiency and conservation as the centerpiece of its Drinking Water Week campaign.
Despite a wet spring, water supplies around the state are below normal. This combined with other factors has made efficient water use a year-round necessity throughout the state, including Northern California.
"Preserving this precious resource has to be our first priority," said Andrew Soule, general manager of California American Waterís northern division. "We are investing millions on water infrastructure in our Sacramento service district from new pipes to new well and treatment plants. However, none of these investments will mean much if we donít have a reliable water supply to move through them."
Comprehensive conservation measures, Soule said, will be the single most important factor in preserving future economic growth and quality of life in the state.
"Our metered customers pay about a penny for every two gallons of water delivered to their home or business," Soule said. "By providing a reliable water supply at a reasonable price we will ensure that families and businesses will thrive here as well."
California American Water offers its customers a wide array of conservation programs. These include water saving tips and education, rebates, devices and home water audits that can help residents identify leaks and other water wasting problems at home. For more information, customers can call the Sacramento conservation hotline at (916) 568-4201 or visit our website www.calamwater.com.
California American Water, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), provides high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately 600,000 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 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in more than 30 states and parts of Canada . More information can be found by visiting www.amwater.com.
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