CAMDEN CITY, N.J. – October 2, 2020 – Entries are now being accepted for New Jersey American Water’s first annual Protect Our Watersheds art contest. The contest is open to fourth-grade students in schools served by New Jersey American Water, as well as to students who live in the company’s service area. The contest encourages students to tap into their creativity to express the importance of protecting natural water resources.
“This contest demonstrates New Jersey American Water’s commitment to environmental education and watershed protection,” said Cheryl Norton, President of New Jersey American Water. “Our children are the next generation of environmental leaders. By engaging students on the importance of watershed protection in refreshing and creative ways, we can help ensure that our planet will be protected for generations to come.”
New Jersey American Water encourages teachers to promote the art contest as a fun and imaginative way to draw students’ attention to protecting and preserving the state’s watersheds. As part of their entry, students must also submit a brief narrative about the personal impact of watershed protection.
This year marks the first Protect Our Watersheds art contest for New Jersey American Water. The company is eager to make the contest an ongoing branch of its community engagement and environmental education programming.
All entries must be postmarked by November 20, 2020. Three winners will be selected and all entrants will receive a water bottle and certificate of recognition. For full contest details, please visit www.newjerseyamwater.com/newsandcommunity.
About New Jersey American Water
New Jersey American Water, a 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 2.8 million people. For more information, visit www.newjerseyamwater.com and follow New Jersey American Water on Twitter and Facebook.
About American Water
With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 6,800 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to 15 million people in 46 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to make sure we keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit amwater.com and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
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