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(NYSE: AWK), the nation’s largest publicly traded water and
wastewater utility company, announced today that it has again been
recognized among the top 100 Best for Vets Employers by Military Times.
The selection focused on corporate culture and policies that best
leverage the traits and skills embodied by veterans and servicemen and
women to enable them to be successful in civilian roles.

“Being recognized as a ‘Best for Vets Employer’ by Military Times is a
reflection of the high performance of our military and veteran
workforce, and the unique talents and strengths these men and women
bring to our customers and communities,” said American Water President
and CEO Susan Story. “They’ve focused on providing high quality water,
fire protection, and sanitation services to over 14 million American
Water customers, including those living and working on our military
bases across the country. We value their lifelong commitment to safety,
service to others and exceptional performance, and are proud to work
alongside them each and every day.”

For ten years the rankings have evaluated company culture, veteran
recruiting, veteran policies, and accommodations for members of the
National Guard and reserves. The standards are objective, rigorous, and
editorially independent. As a result, transitioning service members
utilize the list of Best for Vets Employers to aid their transition to
civilian life.

American Water is committed to hiring military talent, knowing
first-hand that recruiting veterans and military spouses is not only the
“right thing to do,” but the right thing for business.

“The companies on the Military Times Best for Vets list earned their
rankings through determined efforts to recruit and support service
members, veterans and military families,” said George Altman, the
Military Times editor in charge of the rankings. “These efforts deserve
recognition from the country and should get the attention of veterans
looking for a new career.”

The final rankings were the result of a nearly 100-question survey,
followed by tests to ensure the accuracy of responses and a careful
evaluation of survey data.

American Water will be showcased in print and online at, as well as,, and

About Military Times

The Military Times digital platforms and newsweeklies are the trusted
source for independent news and information for service members and
their families. The military community relies on Air Force Times, Army
Times, Marine Corps Times, Navy Times and Rebootcamp for reporting on
everything important to their lives, including: pay, benefits, finance,
education, health care, recreational resources, retirement, promotions,
product reviews, and entertainment. Military Times is published by
Sightline Media Group. To learn more, visit

About Sightline Media

Sightline Media is a global, multi-platform media company serving the
U.S. military, federal government and the international defense
community. Sightline’s media brands are the go-to source for news and
information about the U.S. military and its culture, and the technology,
business and politics of defense and federal markets.

About American Water

With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and
most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater
utility company. The company employs more than 7,100 dedicated
professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water,
wastewater and other related services to more than 14 million people in
46 states and Ontario, Canada. American Water provides safe, clean,
affordable and reliable water services to our customers to make sure we
keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit and
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Lauren Slepian
Manager, Corporate Communications
[email protected]