Violation Tracker Parent Company Summary

Parent Company Name: 
American Water Works
Ownership Structure: 
publicly traded (ticker symbol AWK)
Headquartered in: 
New Jersey
Major Industry: 
utilities and power generation
Specific Industry: 
utilities
Penalty total since 2000: 
$126,817,339
Number of records: 
43
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
environment-related offenses$126,339,89716
safety-related offenses$329,32921
employment-related offenses$138,1135
miscellaneous offenses$10,0001
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
environmental violation$126,339,89716
workplace safety or health violation$321,78920
labor relations violation$88,1124
benefit plan administrator violation$50,0011
utility administrative violation$10,0001
Notes: 

Parent-subsidiary linkages are based on relationships current as of the latest revision listed in the Update Log, which may vary from what was the case when a violation occurred. The penalty totals are adjusted to account for the fact that the individual entries below may include both agency records and settlement announcements for the same case; or else a penalty covering multiple locations may be listed in the individual records for each of the facilities. The totals are also adjusted to reflect cases in which federal and state or local agencies cooperated and issued separate announcements of the outcome. Duplicate or overlapping penalty amounts are marked with an asterisk in the list below.

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Subsidy Tracker data on financial assistance to this company by federal, state and local government agencies can be found here.

For an overview of assistance this company is receiving under the CARES Act, see its Covid Stimulus Watch summary page here.


Individual Penalty Records:

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Company Primary Offense Type Year Agency Penalty Amountsort icon
West Virginia-American Water Company et al. environmental violation 2018 private lawsuit-federal $126,000,000
AMERICAN WATER SERVICES, INC. environmental violation 2003 FL-DEP $80,000
MISSOURI-AMERICAN WATER COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2012 OSHA $70,000
AMERICAN WATER SERVICES OPERATIONS & MAINTENANCE benefit plan administrator violation 2007 EBSA $50,001
Illinois-American Water Company labor relations violation 2008 NLRB $41,500
NEW JERSEY AMERICAN WATER environmental violation 2002 NJ-ENV $39,223
California American Water environmental violation 2013 CA-ARB $34,875
ILLINOIS-AMERICAN WATER CO. workplace safety or health violation 2006 OSHA $33,300
AMERICAN WATER OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE, INC. environmental violation 2012 EPA $30,000
AMERICAN WATER ENTERPRISES INC environmental violation 2017 EPA $28,800
Pennsylvania American Water Co. environmental violation 2006 PA-ENV $25,000
NEW JERSEY AMERICAN WATER COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2012 OSHA $25,000
WEST VIRGINIA AMERICAN WATER COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2014 OSHA $22,400
Pennsylvania American Water Works labor relations violation 2000 NLRB $21,000
NEW JERSEY AMERICAN WATER workplace safety or health violation 2013 OSHA $21,000
ILLINOIS AMERICAN WATER CO environmental violation 2016 IL-ENV $20,000
Illinois American Water Company labor relations violation 2005 NLRB $19,000
NEW JERSEY AMERICAN WATER COMPANY, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2013 OSHA $18,000
Illinois-American Water Company environmental violation 2006 IL-ENV $17,500
NEW JERSEY AMERICAN WATER workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $15,706
PENNSYLVANIA AMERICAN WATER workplace safety or health violation 2012 OSHA $13,000
AMERICAN WATER workplace safety or health violation 2004 OSHA $12,375
American Water Operations and Maintenance, Inc. environmental violation 2016 VA-ENV $11,375
ILLINOIS-AMERICAN WATER CO. workplace safety or health violation 2003 OSHA $11,130
PENNSYLVANIA AMERICAN WATER workplace safety or health violation 2012 OSHA $11,000
MISSOURI AMERICAN WATER workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $11,000
American Water Services environmental violation 2003 GA-ENV $10,000
KENTUCKY AMERICAN WATER environmental violation 2010 KY-ENV $10,000
Kentucky-American Water Co. utility administrative violation 2010 KY-PSC $10,000
AMERICAN WATER OPERATIONS & MAINTENANCE, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $10,000
Illinois-American Water Co. environmental violation 2006 IL-AG $9,200
MISSOURI AMERICAN WATER workplace safety or health violation 2010 OSHA $9,000
ILLINOIS-AMERICAN WATER CO. workplace safety or health violation 2003 OSHA $8,750
ILLINOIS-AMERICAN WATER COMPANY environmental violation 2002 EPA $8,424
NEW JERSEY AMERICAN WATER CO environmental violation 2009 NJ-ENV $8,000
West Virginia American Water Company motor vehicle safety violation 2021 FMCSA $7,540
AMERICAN WATER OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE, INC. environmental violation 2016 TX-ENV $7,500
AMERICAN WATER-ACCIONA AGUA LLC workplace safety or health violation 2013 OSHA $7,000
MISSOURI AMERICAN WATER workplace safety or health violation 2014 OSHA $7,000
American Water labor relations violation 2010 NLRB $6,612
AMERICAN WATER OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE INC. workplace safety or health violation 2009 OSHA $5,628
ILLINOIS - AMERICAN WATER COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2013 OSHA $5,500
PENNSYLVANIA AMERICAN WATER CO. workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $5,000
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