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Make Earth Day Water-Friendly

<p class='bwalignc'> <i><b>Missouri American Water recommends six easy household steps to preserve local water resources</b></i> </p> <p class='bwalignc'> </p>

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Make Earth Day Water-Friendly

09:00 EDT Thursday, April 18, 2013

ST. LOUIS (Business Wire) -- As Earth Day approaches, there are easy ways for households to make simple changes to traditional springtime activities with the help of local groups dedicated to preserving our rivers and promoting wise water usage.

  • Garden with native plants. Native plants support wildlife, and preserve our natural spring rain. The St. Louis Audubon Society's “Bring Conservation Home” program provides landscape recommendations for as little as $25. Visit www.stlouisaudubon.org/BCH.
  • Visit St. Louis Earth Day's Recycling Extravaganza. Find a home for hard to recycle” items on Sunday, April 21 from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at St. Louis Community College Forest Park Campus. Check the website for a list of recyclables at www.stlouisearthday.org, events tab.
  • Be water smart. Lawn watering is a big part of summer water usage. Many lawns need only one to one and a half inches of water per week to stay healthy. Visit Missouri American Water's website “Learning Center” tab at www.missouriamwater.com.
  • Drink water wisely. Keep a reusable bottle of tap water handy. As many as 85 percent of plastic water bottles – an average of 38 million bottles a year – are sent to landfills, according to the Container Recycling Institute.
  • Dispose of unneeded medicines properly. Missouri P2D2 offers prescription drug collection boxes at several police stations in St. Louis County. Founded by St. Louis County Police, Missouri American Water, the St. Louis College of Pharmacy, MSD and the cities of Florissant and Sunset Hills, the program is free, anonymous and available 24/7/365. Visit www.missourip2d2.org.
  • Make Earth Day fun. Visit the St. Louis Earth Day Festival, Sunday April 21 from 11 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on the Muny grounds in Forest Park. Hands-on activities, music and fun are all part of the day. Kids will enjoy birds of prey up close and in flight at the “Wings Over Water” program by the World Bird Sanctuary at 11:45 a.m. on the Community Stage.

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 Water
Ann Dettmer
Communications Manager
O: 314-996-2356
M: 314-623-3822
Ann.Dettmer@amwater.com

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