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Being a Good Environmental Steward

Our primary responsibility is the delivery of clean, affordable, reliable water and wastewater services.

In fulfilling our responsibilities, we have committed ourselves to environmental leadership. We consistently work to protect public health and promote environmental stewardship.

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Water Use & Efficiency

Water Use & Efficiency is key to American Water's business—both within our own operations and our customers'.

Energy & Emissions

American Water aims to reduce our energy consumption and emissions through improved water use and efficiency, so we may protect our planet for all stakeholders.

"Wherever possible, we consider green energy when negotiating power purchase agreements to reduce our costs and lower our carbon footprint."


3.3 billion gallons of water saved annually through efficiency measures to preserve the worlds most precious resource


Reduced GHG emissions by 31% toward 2025 goal of 40% reduction

American Water’s LEED Headquarters

We reinforced our dedication to being an environmental leader by attaining LEED Platinum Certification for our new headquarters