ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On Tuesday residents in Taos and Trimble overwhelmingly voted for Missouri American Water to become their trusted provider of sewer service.
“We are so honored by the opportunity to serve residents and businesses in Trimble and Taos,” said Debbie Dewey, president of Missouri American Water. “Voters in both of these cities recognized the benefits of our tremendous experience and expertise, and we look forward to becoming a part of their communities as we begin providing safe and reliable sewer service.”
Over the next five years Missouri American Water has committed to investing $1 million in the Trimble sewer system and $700,000 in the Taos sewer system. These investments will fund improvements that are critical for maintaining regulatory compliance and system reliability.
The ballot measures, which were approved by nearly 90% of voters in both cities, will add approximately 700 new Missouri American Water sewer customers in central and western Missouri. The company anticipates closing on each acquisition later in 2020 pending approval by the Missouri Public Service Commission.
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 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. 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 and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.