SAN DIMAS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--American States Water Company (NYSE:AWR) announced today that Fort Bliss Water Services Company, a subsidiary of AWR’s American States Utility Services, Inc. (ASUS), was presented with an Outstanding Activity Award by military leadership at Fort Bliss for its support to the 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, and the El Paso community.
ASUS strives to live the motto of “Serving Those Who Serve.” The award recognizes Fort Bliss Water Services for its volunteer hours, monetary assistance and other support. Military base leaders at Fort Bliss stated, “The Fort Bliss Water team is always ready to help, and their commitment to soldiers and families is unwavering.”
ASUS has provided reliable and safe service to Army personnel, their families, and civilians who live and work at Fort Bliss, Texas since 2004. Built in 1847, Fort Bliss is one of the nation’s oldest and largest military installations, spanning 1.2 million acres. ASUS’s services include the operation, maintenance, capital construction and improvements of potable water, wastewater, and treatment systems.
“It’s a privilege to support numerous quality programs, which benefit the men and women of Fort Bliss, as well as the broader community,” stated Robert J. Sprowls, president and chief executive officer of American States Water Company and its subsidiaries. “We look forward to our continued involvement in activities that enrich the lives of those we serve.”
About American States Water Company
American States Water Company is the parent of Golden State Water Company and American States Utility Services, Inc., serving over one million people in nine states. Through its utility subsidiary, Golden State Water Company, the company provides water service to approximately 261,000 customer connections located within more than 80 communities in Northern, Coastal and Southern California. The company also distributes electricity to approximately 24,000 customer connections in the City of Big Bear Lake and surrounding areas in San Bernardino County, California. Through its contracted services subsidiary, American States Utility Services, Inc., the company provides operations, maintenance and construction management services for water distribution and wastewater collection and treatment facilities located on eleven military bases throughout the country under 50-year privatization contracts with the U.S. government.
American States Water Company has paid dividends to shareholders every year since 1931, increasing the dividends received by shareholders each calendar year for 65 consecutive years, which places it in an exclusive group of companies on the New York Stock Exchange that have achieved that result.