VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Congratulations to Jillian Johnson, of Union Beach, who won New Jersey American Water’s SAVE OUR WATER! Art Contest for 7-12 year olds. Jillian’s drawing vividly conveyed how you can collect rain water instead of using your hose to water the garden. The SAVE OUR WATER! Art Contest was held this spring for customers’ children to encourage them to draw a picture that conveys the importance of using water wisely this summer.
“New Jersey American Water had so many great entries and it was difficult to choose winners,” said Peter Eschbach, director of communications and external affairs at New Jersey American Water. “We appreciate all of your participation and hope you will participate again next year!”
The first place winner, Jillian Johnson, will play a role in the company’s next series of Splash videos on conservation. David VanLew from Long Branch placed second and Nicole Falcon of Allenhurst received third place. Other winners will receive gift cards from American Express. All entries were creative in the ways that their family’s can conserve water and still have fun this summer.
To see photos of all our entries please see our Facebook page www.facebook.com/NewJerseyAmericanWater.
New Jersey American Water, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Water (NYSE:AWK), is the largest publicly traded 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 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to approximately 15 million people in more than 30 states, as well as parts of Canada. More information can be found by visiting www.amwater.com.
In 2011, American Water is celebrating its 125th anniversary with a yearlong campaign to promote water efficiency and the importance of protecting water from source to tap. To learn more, visit www.amwater125.com.