Water company awards grant to Howell community garden

HOWELL – New Jersey American Water has announced the recipients of its 2020 Environmental Grant Program and an initiative in Howell is one of the recipients.

This year, the company has awarded a total of $35,238 to four organizations and community groups within its service area that are engaged in sustainability projects to improve water source protection or watershed protection, according to a press release.

The Howell Organic Community Garden was awarded $6,550 for the implementation of a water conservation drip irrigation and fabric for the township’s community garden which donates fresh produce to community groups, according to the press release.

β€œNow in its 12th year, our environmental grant program has provided more than
$353,000 in needed support for 43 projects to help improve, restore and protect our
valuable natural resources through partnerships,” said Matthew Csik, director of
water quality and environmental compliance.

β€œWe are proud to recognize this year’s recipients and we applaud their efforts to make a lasting impact on their communities and New Jersey as a whole,” Csik said.

New Jersey American Water, a subsidiary of American Water, is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing water and/or waste water services to approximately 2.8 million people, according to the press release.