In spirit of the holidays, New Jersey American Water has donated several items to the Boy Scouts of Southern New Jersey. Fixtures and appliances including kitchen cabinets, a refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, counter tops, and bathroom vanity, were delivered from a house owned by the company to the scouts’ camp in Alloway, NJ.
“Thanks to New Jersey American Water, our scout camp will be more inviting and allow us to have more activities for the scouts,” said Tony Ortiz, a ranger with the scouts. “The appliances are in great condition and our scouts are very appreciative of this donation.”
The house at 723 Evesham Road in Runnemede, NJ is scheduled to be demolished in early 2010 and eventually be replaced by equipment to improve water service and reliability to Runnemede. In October, New Jersey American Water loaned use of the house to the Runnemede Volunteer Fire Department to conduct life-saving rescue exercises.
“New Jersey American Water is a friend to the areas in which we provide service,” said John Bigelow, president of New Jersey American Water. “Whether we’re investing in infrastructure and creating jobs, extolling the benefits of conservation, or reaching out to young people through organizations like the Boy Scouts, our company wants to play a role in bettering communities throughout the state.”
New Jersey American Water, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), 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 investor-owned 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 32 states and Ontario, Canada.
Source: New Jersey American Water