GREENWOOD, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Indiana American Water President Deborah Dewey today announced the
company’s acquisition of Charlestown Water, a municipal water utility
located in southern Indiana. The purchase of the system adds
approximately 2,900 customers to the company’s customer base, which
represents a population of more than 7,800 residents.
“The acquisition of this system will provide Charlestown customers with
access to operations and capital management water professionals and a
number of customer service options and payment methods,” said Dewey.
“Indiana American Water already provides water to several nearby
communities, so this is a good fit for us and a continuation of our
efforts to help provide cost-effective solutions for communities all
“Many communities like Charlestown are looking for new and innovative
ways to deal with challenges they’re facing and hold the bottom-line on
expenses, and this acquisition is a great solution for the utility and
its customers,” Dewey continued.
The acquisition of the Charlestown system for approximately $13.4
million was approved by the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission last
year and closed by Indiana American Water and the City of Charlestown on
Tuesday, March 5, 2019. The Charlestown system will be incorporated into
the company’s Southern Indiana district, which currently serves
approximately 100,000 residents.
Charlestown Mayor Bob Hall is also enthusiastic in his support of the
acquisition. “Our community was facing tremendous capital costs to
address water quality and local infrastructure needs,” said Hall. “This
acquisition will help us to address these concerns at a lower overall
cost than we would otherwise be able to do and also provide funds to
help us address other pressing priorities in our community. We
appreciate the experience, knowledge and resources that Indiana American
Water brings to the table and look forward to working with them.”
About Indiana American Water
Indiana American Water, a 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 1.3 million people. With a history dating back to 1886,
American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S.
publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company
employs more than 7,100 dedicated professionals who provide regulated
and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services
to more than 14 million people in 46 states and Ontario, Canada.
American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water
services to our customers to make sure we keep their lives flowing. For
more information, visit amwater.com
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