“Another benefit of enrollment in these programs is that homeowners don’t need to go through the hassle of finding a qualified, trustworthy contractor to make what can be an emergency repair,” said Conner. “American Water Resources establishes and maintains a network of local, insured independent plumbing contractors. Our customers can be assured of receiving expedient and effective service.”Residents in the communities where this service will be offered will receive information in the mail beginning in January. Additional information about the programs is available online at AWRUSA.com. As part of its expansion, the company is currently reviewing and selecting additional local, qualified plumbing contractors. For information about becoming a member of American Water Resources contractor network, visit the contractor section of the company’s website at AWRUSA.com. About American Water Resources American Water Resources (AWR) is a provider of Water Line Protection, Sewer Line Protection and In-Home Plumbing Emergency Programs to homeowners in 35 states and Washington, DC, and currently services over one million contracts. AWR has been providing protection programs for more than 13 years, earning both a 93% Customer Service Quality Rating and an A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau. AWR is the official service line protection provider for the New York City Water Board, making its programs available to more than 670,000 homeowners in the City's five boroughs. AWR is a subsidiary of American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE: AWK), the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company in operation since 1886. For more information, visit the American Water Resources website at www.AWRUSA.com. About American Water 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 6,700 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 14 million people in more than 30 states and parts of Canada. More information can be found at www.amwater.com. Click here to subscribe to Mobile Alerts for American Water.