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National Association of Water Companies Welcomes April Ballou as Vice President of Legal and State Regulatory Policy


The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) announced today that
April Ballou will join NAWC as Vice President of Legal and State
Regulatory Policy. Ballou brings to NAWC deep experience in utility
regulation, previously serving as a legal advisor to NAWC CEO and
President Robert Powelson while he was a Commissioner at the Federal
Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

"I am thrilled to have April join NAWC in this new role," said NAWC
President and CEO Rob Powelson. "She has been a trusted legal advisor
for many years. Her federal and state utility regulation experience will
be a tremendous asset to NAWC and its member companies as we advocate
for regulatory and legal policies that allow the industry to continue to
grow, provide an exceptional service to Americans and strengthen our
country's water infrastructure."

Ballou began her legal career as an Attorney-Advisor in the Energy
Markets Division of FERC's Office of the General Counsel. In addition to
her experience at the federal level, Ballou possesses extensive
knowledge of state utility issues from her time at the Pennsylvania
Public Utility Commission (PAPUC) where she worked on a variety of
regulatory matters under then-Chairman Powelson's leadership. Ballou
co-authored a number of National Association of Regulatory Utility
Commissioners (NARUC) Water Committee resolutions and was involved in
the implementation of Act 11 of 2012, which among other things,
permitted combined revenue requirements for water and wastewater

Ballou has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia and
a law degree from Washington & Lee University School of Law

Ballou is NAWC's second new hire announcement over the past two weeks.
Earlier, it was announced that Rikardo Hull will join as NAWC's
Executive Vice President of Strategy & External Affairs.

About the NAWC

The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) represents regulated
water and wastewater companies, as well as ones engaging in partnerships
with municipal utilities. NAWC members provide 73 million Americans with
safe and reliable water service every day and have an exceptional record
of compliance with federal and state health and environmental
regulations. Ensuring this high standard of quality requires
extraordinary amounts of capital investment. NAWC estimates that its six
largest members alone are collectively investing $2.7 billion each year
in their water and wastewater systems.

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