Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation Honors United Water

2013 ‘Perfect Practice’ Award Given for Support of Community Programs

John Hollenbach, United Water General Manager at center, accepts the 2013 Perfect Practice Award on behalf of United Water from members of the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation board of directors. Bob Manbeck, second from left, also represented United Water at the event. At far right is Foundation Co-Founder and Baltimore Orioles Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Jr. (Photo: Business Wire)

HARRINGTON PARK, N.J.--()--United Water, which provides water and wastewater services nationwide, is proud to announce that it has received the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation’s 2013 Perfect Practice Award for community support. The award recognizes United Water for its ongoing support of character-building programs offered to thousands of at-risk youths through Boys and Girls Clubs located within United Water’s service areas.

“The Perfect Practice Award is our way of recognizing individuals or a company who exemplify quality leadership, commitment to the community, and having an impact on the lives of kids who need it the most. United Water has been a tremendous supporter and is also one of the Foundation’s first national partners,” said Steve Salem, President of the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation.

The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation helps build character and teaches critical life lessons to disadvantaged youths living in America's most distressed communities through baseball and softball-themed programs. Ripken family members established the foundation in 2001 in memory of former Baltimore Orioles manager and coach Cal Ripken, Sr., who died in 1999.

“We are honored by the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation, which embodies the true spirit of community service and selflessness,” said Bertrand Camus, Chief Executive Officer of United Water. “Like the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation, United Water employees share a culture of caring that extends to disadvantaged youths in the communities we serve.”

United Water’s relationship with the foundation began in 2009. Since that time, United Water employees have teamed up with Boys & Girls Club staff members in Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Michigan to provide outreach to disadvantaged youths.

About United Water

United Water is one of the nation’s leading environmental companies, providing water and wastewater services to approximately 5.5 million people in the United States. In addition to owning and operating 16 water and wastewater utilities, United Water operates 90 municipal and industrial water and wastewater systems through innovative public-private partnerships and contract agreements. Founded in 1869, United Water is a subsidiary of SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT.


Natural resources are not infinite. Each day, SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT (Paris: SEV, Brussels: SEVB) and its subsidiaries deal with the challenge of protecting resources by providing innovative solutions to industries and to millions of people. SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT supplies drinking water to 97 million people, provides wastewater treatment services for 66 million people and collects the waste produced by 50 million people. SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT has 79,550 employees and, with its presence on a global scale, is a world leader exclusively dedicated to environmental services. SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT, reported sales turnover of 14.8 billion Euros ($19.6 billion USD) at the end of financial year 2012.


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Rich Henning 201-767-9300

Release Summary

United Water is proud to announce that it has received the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation’s 2013 Perfect Practice Award for community support.


United Water
Rich Henning 201-767-9300