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New Jersey Lt. Gov. to Take First Sip at New Water Treatment Plant

<p class='bwalignc'> <i><b>New Jersey American Water to hold ceremonial opening of Canoe Brook Water Treatment Plant in Short Hills, NJ</b></i> </p>

Monday, April 29, 2013

New Jersey Lt. Gov. to Take First Sip at New Water Treatment Plant

13:20 EDT Monday, April 29, 2013

(Business Wire) -- New Jersey American Water:



New Jersey Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno will join state officials and New Jersey American Water for the ceremonial grand opening of New Jersey American Water's Canoe Brook Water Treatment Plant.

Lt. Gov. Guadagno will drink the ceremonial “first glass of water” from the Canoe Brook Plant, fulfilling a wish she made at the plant's groundbreaking celebration two years ago. State officials, New Jersey American Water staff and other dignitaries will mark the occasion and take tours of the state-of-the-art water treatment plant.


Wednesday, May 1, 2013
11 a.m.


Kim Guadagno, Lt. Gov. of New Jersey; Robert Hannah, president of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities; Mary-Anna Holden, New Jersey Board of Public Utilities Commissioner; David Baker, president of New Jersey American Water; state, local and county officials; members of the public



New Jersey American Water's Canoe Brook Water Treatment Plant
167 JFK Parkway
Short Hills, NJ


New Jersey American Water replaced its 1920s-era Canoe Brook Water Treatment Plant with a new, state-of-the-art facility on the same grounds. Construction began in fall 2010 and was completed in June 2012. The approximately $72 million project created upwards of 200 construction jobs and has the capacity to deliver 14 million gallons of water per day to customers in the New Jersey American Water's Short Hills service area.

New Jersey American Water, a wholly owned 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 6,700 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to approximately 14 million people in more than 30 states, as well as parts of Canada. More information can be found by visiting

New Jersey American Water
Richard Barnes, 856-723-2371

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