Missouri American Water Brings World Bird Sanctuary "Wings Over Water" Presentation to Sci-Fest

ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE) --Oct. 13, 2010-- Birds of prey and pelicans will join the St. Louis Science Center's Sci-Fest festival at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 14. Missouri American Water is bringing the World Bird Sanctuary's "Wings Over Water" program to the Science Center's May Auditorium, as a prelude to a panel discussion of the impact and consequences of the Gulf oil spill.

The free program features the birds up close and in flight over the audience.

"This program features birds of prey - all of which depend upon water for their survival," said Walt Crawford, director of the World Bird Sanctuary, based in St. Louis. "We will also bring a pelican, a bird that has become a living symbol of the destruction from the worst offshore oil spill in the history of the United States." Crawford will join the panel discussion following the program.

Missouri American Water has worked with the World Bird Sanctuary on watershed education programs across the state. This program marks the twentieth "Wings Over Water" presentation that the company has sponsored in the last two years.

Missouri American Water

Missouri 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 1.5 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 16 million people in 35 states, as well as Ontario and Manitoba, Canada. More information can be found by visiting www.amwater.com.

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CONTACT: Missouri American Water

Ann Dettmer

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Cell: 314-623-3822

Ann.Dettmeramwater.com

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SOURCE: Missouri American Water Copyright Business Wire 2010 http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20101013005353/en

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