March 2005

Grant program to promote environmental water awareness

McMurray, PA— American Water has launched an Environmental Grant Program in Pennsylvania to support innovative, community-based environmental projects that improve, restore or protect watersheds and community drinking water supplies.

Grants of up to $10,000 will be provided for projects that result in the protection or improvement of the community’s public drinking water supplies and/or improve, restore or protect a watershed. Examples of activities supported by the program include watershed cleanups, reforestation efforts, underground tank inspection programs, biodiversity projects, streamside buffer restoration projects, wellhead protection initiatives and hazardous waste collection efforts.
“Every individual and community has the ability to positively impact our source water and watersheds,” said Robert Ross, president and CEO, Pennsylvania American Water. “We encourage communities, schools and non-governmental organizations to consider their impact and to apply for a grant.”

To qualify, a proposed project must be located within Pennsylvania American Water’s service area, be completed between June 1, 2005 and November 1, 2005, and be a new or innovative initiative for the community or serve as significant expansion to an existing program.

Grant application forms and additional information can be found on Pennsylvania American Water’s website, under “In the News” at Applications must be postmarked by Friday, April 1, 2005 and mailed to American Water, 852 Wesley Drive, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055. Attn: Joi Corrado.

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