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Press release from Business Wire

New Jersey American Water Prepares for Hurricane Sandy

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>Company will enact emergency plans to maintain water service for customers in event of storm</i> </p>

Friday, October 26, 2012

New Jersey American Water Prepares for Hurricane Sandy14:45 EDT Friday, October 26, 2012 VOORHEES, N.J. (Business Wire) -- New Jersey American Water is closely monitoring the developments of the path of Hurricane Sandy and is implementing emergency preparation measures. To minimize the storm's potential impact to New Jersey American Water's facilities and to customers' water service, the action the company is taking includes: backing up power sources, and reinforcing points in the water distribution system and at treatment plants. As Hurricane Sandy approaches, New Jersey American Water encourages customers to take the following steps: conserve water, fill your bathtub with water in case your water service is disrupted, and, in this, and any emergency, know where the main water shut off valve is and be sure to shut off water if evacuating. Throughout the storm and its aftermath, New Jersey American Water will be providing update via its web page (www.newjerseyamwater.com) and through its Facebook site (www.facebook.com/newjerseyamericanwater). 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 2.5 million 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 more than 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to approximately 15 million people in more than 30 states, as well as parts of Canada. More information can be found by visiting www.amwater.com. New Jersey American WaterRichard G. Barnes, 856-782-2371richard.barnes@amwater.com