American Water 125 Years
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  • "Customer service is an American Tradition." - Joel M., Mechanicsburg, PA
  • "Reliability is an American Tradition." - Frank C., Lakewood, NJ
  • "Ingenuity is an American Tradition." - Denise F., Haddonfield, NJ
  • "Commitment is an American Tradition." - Dave F., Marlton, NJ
  • "Innovation is an American Tradition." - Brett H., Philadelphia, PA
  • "Friendliness is an American Tradition." - Cheryl N., Clinton, IA
  • "Excellent service is an American Tradition." - Linda L., Honolulu, HI
  • "Working hard is an American Tradition." - Louie R., Los Angeles, CA
  • "Integrity is an American Tradition." - Ed G., St. Louis, MO
  • "Excellence is an American Tradition." - Debbie M., St. Louis, MO
  • "Perseverance is an American Tradition." - Jeff B., Bel Air, MD
  • "Camaraderie is an American Tradition." - Tracy O., El Campo, TX
  • "Lending a hand is an American Tradition." - Audric M., Dickson City, PA
  • "A "can do" attitude is an American Tradition." - Josh W., Newmarket, NH
  • "Finding solutions is an American Tradition." - Tish C., Plaistow, NH
  • "Getting the job done is an American Tradition." - Amy R., Dover, NH
  • "Creativity is an American Tradition." - Julie S., Hampstead, NH
  • "Helping others is an American Tradition." - Scott B., New York, NY
  • "Being a good neighbor is an American Tradition." - Rick B., New York, NY
  • "Perseverance is an American Tradition." - Kim S., Westmont, NJ
  • "Growth is an American Tradition." - Jessica H., Alton, IL
  • "Teamwork is an American Tradition." - Brent E., Davenport, IA
  • "Leadership is an American Tradition." - Carmen T., Marlton, NJ
  • "Working as a team is an American Tradition." - Marilyn R., Indianapolis, IN
  • "Providing the best quality product our customer can count on is an American tradition." - Jane H., Delran, NJ
  • "Dependability is an American Tradition." - Joi C., Mechanicsburg, PA
  • "Dreaming BIG is an American Tradition." - Lani V., Gilford, NH
  • "Making the time and going the extra step is an American Tradition." - Carolin B., St Charles, MO
  • "Completing the job is an American Tradition." - Mike H., Moorestown, NJ
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Historical Photos

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Terre Haute, IN, circa the late 1800s. The water company's office is the white building in the background. Representatives from Tennessee American Water at a community event, circa 1950. A representative of New Jersey American Water helps to educate the community at an event in 1984. Water quality expert running tests with a gas chromatograph, circa 1979.
New Jersey American Water infrastructure improvement project, circa 1986. Field crew in Pennsylvania, circa 1979. Workers install new water main in Pennsylvania, circa 1979. Pennsylvania American Water worker servicing a fire hydrant, circa 1979.
Two-and-a-half million gallon storage tank in Pennsylvania, circa 1953. Water storage tank in McMurray, PA, after cleaning and re-painting. Water storage tank in McMurray, PA, before cleaning and re-painting. Water storage tank in McMurray, PA, during cleaning and re-painting.
Water quality testing lab, circa 1920. Pennsylvania American Water storage tank, circa 1955. Interior of the South Pittsburgh water treatment plant, circa 1931. Water quality testing equipment at the Belleville, IL, Central Laboratory, circa 1983.
Infrastructure improvements in Chattanooga, TN, circa 1925. Infrastructure improvements in Chattanooga, TN, circa 1925. Infrastructure improvements in Chattanooga, TN, circa 1925. Infrastructure improvements in Chattanooga, TN, circa 1925.
Infrastructure improvements in Chattanooga, TN, circa 1925. Workers install a new fire hydrant, circa 1960. Meter shop in Pennsylvania circa 1920. Pumping equipment in New Jersey in the early 1900s.
A lab technician tests water samples in Iowa, circa late 1960s. Back in the middle of the 20th Century, it started to become necessary to find alternate water sources because of development and population growth. Water main waiting to be installed. Workers in 1949 tapping into a 30" main that will connect a settling basin to the filters.
A lab technician tests water samples in the original lab at the Richmond Road water treatment plant in Lexington, KY, circa 1954. Workers in Monterey, CA, digging trenches and laying main, circa 140. Workers in Monterey, CA, digging trenches and laying main, circa 140. The San Clemente Dam in Monterey, CA, circa 1940.
Pipeline project in St. Albans, WV, circa 1928. Workers in Gary, IN dig the community’s original water supply tunnel under Lake Michigan, circa 1900. Crews working at the famed Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego, CA, circa 1980. Pittsburgh, PA water treatment plant, circa 1905.
Workers inspect a holding basin in Pennsylvania, circa 1920. Workers in Pennsylvania installing an underground pump, circa 1929. Three generations of the Mangan family working together in Pennsylvania, circa 1900. A display used at a community event in Tennessee, circa 1950.
Turn of the century pumping technology in Indiana. Infrastructure improvement project in West Virginia, circa 1990. An operator in New Jersey oversees plant operations, circa 1990. New Jersey American Water teams work with a local organization to assess construction plans, circa 1990.
Dedicated teams in New Jersey work around the clock to keep the water flowing, circa 1992.