New Jersey American Water invests approximately $400 million annually — more than $1 million a day — in its treatment and distribution facilities. Large investments, such as water plants and tanks, have high visibility, however, a significant portion of our investment also goes toward upgrading underground water mains. These projects help to improve water quality, service reliability and fire protection for the communities we serve. And, they create jobs. For every $1 million invested in water infrastructure, it is estimated that 16 jobs are created.
NJ SEED: New Jersey American Water is the largest water and wastewater utility company in the state, providing services to 2.8 million people in 18 counties. In light of current issues related to replacement of existing water lines and addressing “Forever Chemicals” a look into what this company is doing is of interest.