VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--American Water (NYSE: AWK), the nation’s largest publicly traded water and wastewater utility company, will celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the company’s second entry to the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday, April 19. President and CEO Susan Story, Board chairman George MacKenzie, the board of directors and senior leadership will be on hand to ring The Closing Bell to commemorate the anniversary.
"We have been honored to provide our customers more than 130 years of safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services," said President and CEO Susan Story. "We first became publicly traded in 1912 and we were a member for 91 years before being privatized in 2003. In 2008, the company once again became publicly traded.
“While we celebrate our history, we are excited for our future. Investing in smart infrastructure, ensuring sustainable water supplies, and finding ways to be more efficient in our operations are key to keeping our customers at the center of everything we do."
American Water’s roots date back to the immediate post-Civil War era, as the nation’s growth shifted from rural communities to cities and the need for organized water systems became acute. The American Water Works and Guarantee Company, founded in Pennsylvania in 1886, was one of the first public utility holding companies in the U.S., and evolved into the American Water Works & Electric Company in 1914. The company sold its water business in 1947 to John H. Ware, Jr., who ushered American Water into a new era of growth and innovation. American Water established a reputation for excellence and, through a series of acquisitions reaching from coast to coast, has become the largest investor-owned water and wastewater utility in the U.S.
About American Water
American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 6,900 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 46 states and Ontario, Canada. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to make sure we keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit amwater.com and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.