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Missouri American Water Partners with EPA and Community Action Agency for Fix a Leak Week

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>Energy/Health Forum offers ideas for managing utility bills</i> </p>

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Missouri American Water Partners with EPA and Community Action Agency for Fix a Leak Week15:09 EDT Tuesday, March 19, 2013 ST. LOUIS (Business Wire) -- Missouri American Water has partnered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to promote the fifth annual Fix a Leak Week, which runs from March 18-24. The national awareness campaign, part of the EPA's WaterSense program, is designed to raise awareness about small leaks and other water waste that may be occurring within homes. Locally, Missouri American Water is joining the Community Action Agency of St. Louis County, to provide information and tools to help local residents manage their utility bills at the agency's Utility Fair on Saturday, March 23 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The fair will be held at the Third Presbyterian Church, 9990 Highway 67 in Moline Acres, MO. Register by calling 314-446-4424 or 314-868-9600. Missouri American Water teams will provide wise water usage information and leak detection kits. EPA estimates that the average residence loses 11,000 gallons of water per year through undetected leaks. “Leaks as small as an eighth of an inch can consume up to 3,500 gallons of water per day,” said Missouri American Water Environmental Manager Tim Ganz. “Proactively checking for leaks, and fixing them quickly, not only makes you a more environmentally conscious consumer of one of the world's most valuable resources, but also helps save money on your monthly water bill,” said Ganz. Missouri American Water's leak detection kits are also available online at Missouri American Water Missouri 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 1.5 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 approximately 6,700 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 14 million people in more than 30 states and parts of Canada. Missouri American WaterAnn DettmerO: 314-996-2356M: