DENVER — The American Water Works Association (AWWA) will receive a $299,955 award from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Market Development Cooperator Program to help facilitate U.S. water sector exports, according to a press release.

The Department of Commerce provides the awards to support projects aimed at increasing U.S. exports, creating jobs and strengthening U.S. global competitiveness, stated the release.

AWWA is one of eight non-profit organizations selected to receive the awards totaling around $2.2 million and the AWWA award is projected to yield an estimated $14 million in U.S. exports over three years, noted the release.

“This award from the U.S. Department of Commerce empowers AWWA to help U.S. water sector manufacturers export their products and services to overseas markets,” said AWWA Director of Sales Jane Johnson. “It’s an important step forward as we fulfill our vision of a better world through better water.”

You can find the release here.