New Jersey American Water Launches 2016 Emergency Responders Grant Program

Jan. 11, 2016 9:14 am

New Jersey American Water is saying thank you to some of the brave and heroic volunteer firefighters and first responders through its 2016 grant program for volunteer fire departments and emergency responders (e.g., ambulance and first aid squads) located in the company’s service areas.

Grants will be awarded to cover the costs associated with purchasing personal protective gear, communications equipment, firefighting tools, water handling equipment, training and related activities/materials that will be used to support their operations. The maximum grant amount is $1,000. The deadline to apply is March 4, 2016; grantees will be announced by the end of March. Details may be found at

To apply, organizations must email a completed application to, or mail and application to:

New Jersey American Water
1025 Laurel Oak Road
Voorhees, NJ 08043
Attn: Susan Barton

“We hope that through this program, we can provide assistance to just some of our local volunteer emergency responders. These brave men and women volunteering their time and skills keep our crews and business safe,” said Peter Eschbach, director of external affairs and communications at New Jersey American Water.

New Jersey American Water, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Water is the largest investor-owned 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 and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs more than 6,800 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to approximately 15 million people in 47 states, as well as parts of Canada. More information can be found by visiting

New Jersey American Water
Richard G. Barnes, 856-782-2371

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January 11, 2016 - 9:14 AM EST

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