Village of Wardsville Acquisition

Missouri American Water announces acquisition of Village of Wardsville water and wastewater systems

WARDSVILLE, Mo. (May 23, 2017) – Missouri American Water completed its acquisition of the Wardsville water and wastewater systems today, adding approximately 475 water and approximately 406 wastewater customers to its more than 460,000 statewide customers. The purchase price for both the water and wastewater system is $2.75 million.

Customers in Wardsville, located just south of Jefferson City, will have their meters changed beginning today and should receive their first invoice from Missouri American Water the week of June 26. Water and wastewater rates in the city are set by the Missouri Public Service Commission and will not change upon completion of the deal.

“This is an exciting day, both for the residents of Wardsville as well as Missouri American Water,” said Brent Haas, operations manager for Missouri American Water’s Jefferson City district, which Wardsville will be joining. “Wardsville residents can look forward to clean, safe drinking water, effective wastewater treatment and efficient system operation. Missouri American Water brings expertise to the water and wastewater industries that is unparalleled, and by joining our large customer base, we will be able to manage costs in Wardsville on an ongoing basis to help keep rates low.”

Missouri American Water

Missouri 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 1.5 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 6,700 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 47 states and Ontario, Canada. More information can be found by visiting