- Be located within one or more of California American Water's service areas;
- Address a source water or watershed protection need in the community;
- Be completed between May 1, 2013 and November 29, 2013;
- Be a new or innovative program for the community, or serve as a significant expansion to an existing program;
- Be carried out by a formal or informal partnership between two or more organizations; and
- Provide evidence of sustainability (continued existence after the American Water grant monies are utilized).
The second recipient was Monterey County Business Council, which was awarded $5,000 to fund its Rainwater Catchment and Graywater Recycling Outreach program. The grant was used to develop and distribute educational materials to more than 15,000 Monterey County residents about rainwater harvesting and graywater recycling to meet individual household water needs as well as to expand the existing directory of local product and service providers as a resource to residents.Grant information and application forms can be found by visiting www.amwater.com/EnvironmentalGrantProgram Applications must be postmarked by March 11, 2013 and mailed to: California American Water8657 Grand AvenueRosemead, CA 91770Attention: Brian Barreto California American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), provides high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately 600,000 people in the Northern, Central and Southern parts of the state. Information regarding California American Water’s service areas can be found on the company’s website www.californiaamwater.com. 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 approximately 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in more than 30 states and parts of Canada. More information can be found by visiting www.amwater.com.