American Water Works was founded in 1886 and serves as a water and wastewater utility company for 15 million people in more than 46 states in the USA and Canada. AWW is the largest publicly traded water company in the United States in terms of customer base and revenue. By constantly taking over small regional water utilities, AWW is also expanding its market position, increasing sales and creating long-term synergies – a smart and efficient acquisition policy. AWW operates in the individual states through various subsidiaries and thus tries to act as a regional water supplier to its customers. Due to its size, AWW has extensive fixed assets, consisting of 80,000 km water infrastructure network, several water and wastewater treatment plants, dams and reservoirs. The business activities of AWW are ultimately divided into market-based and regulated business areas: The market-based activities consist of the Homeowner Protection Program and the Military Services Group (provision of water and sewage services for military facilities). The regulated activities consist exclusively of water and wastewater services for private and commercial customers.
USA – Water Utility