New Jersey American Water is Striving to Maintain Services During Hurricane Sandy

New Jersey American Water is monitoring the developments of the path of Hurricane Sandy and is implementing emergency preparation measures.

To minimize the storm's potential impact to New Jersey American Water's facilities and to customers' water service, the company is backing up power sources and reinforcing points in the water distribution system and at treatment plants.

As Hurricane Sandy approaches, New Jersey American Water encourages customers to take the following steps: conserve water and fill your bathtub with water in case your water service is disrupted. In the event of evacuation, people should know where the main water shut off valve is in order to shut off the water supply before leaving their homes.

New Jersey American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYS: AWK) , is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state with 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.

Throughout the storm and its aftermath, New Jersey American Water will be providing updates via its web page.