New Jersey American Water's Matarazzo Joins State's Drinking Water Quality Institute

Jan 26, 2010, 12:36 ET from New Jersey American Water

CHERRY HILL, N.J., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Anthony Matarazzo, senior director of water quality and environmental management for New Jersey American Water, has been appointed by the state Speaker of the Assembly to the New Jersey Drinking Water Quality Institute.

As a member of the 15-person institute, Matarazzo will help develop standard limits for contaminants in drinking water and offer recommendations to the commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. Matarazzo will also work with the institute to make recommendations for the implementation of the state's drinking water program.

"It's an honor to be chosen to serve as a member of the New Jersey Drinking Water Quality Institute," Matarazzo said. "This falls in line with my responsibilities at New Jersey American Water, which are to ensure we deliver the highest quality water to our customers throughout the state. I look forward to the opportunity to work closely with other professionals on the institute and to make recommendations that will help New Jersey maintain the high standards that its residents have come to expect."

Matarazzo has been with New Jersey American Water since 1990 and is responsible for developing and managing programs that enable the company to comply with federal, state and local environmental and drinking water regulations.

He is a member of the New Jersey Environmental Health Association, New Jersey Health Officers Association, New Jersey American Water Works Association and the New Jersey Water Environment Federation.

Matarazzo holds an MA in environmental management from Montclair State University, and a BS in biology from Rutgers University.

New Jersey American Water, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), 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 investor-owned U.S. water and wastewater utility company.  With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs more than 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to approximately 15 million people in 32 states and Ontario, Canada. For more information, visit www.newjerseyamwater.com.

SOURCE New Jersey American Water



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