California American Water Acquires Meadowbrook Water Company

California American Water today announced the closing of acquisition and its commencement of operations of the Meadowbrook Water Company in Merced County. Under the terms of an agreement approved by the California Public Utilities Commission, California American Water will be providing its newly welcomed customers with state-regulated potable water service beginning April 1, 2017. California American Water purchased the Meadowbrook system of approximately 1,700 customers from the Walker family of Merced, California. The Walker family has owned and operated the water system for three generations.

California American Water maintains a staff of qualified personnel who are experts in their field and duly certified by the California State Water Resources Control Board.

New customers will now be able to utilize the company’s Conservation services offering rebates and free water saving devices.

“California American Water and Meadowbrook Water Company share a goal of providing dependable water services to customers in Merced County,” said David Walker of the Meadowbrook Water Company. “It was a great opportunity to have worked with California American Water and we look forward to their contributions to the Beachwood/Franklin community.”

“We look forward to welcoming our new Meadowbrook customers to California American Water and are eager to introduce them to our various programs that include rebates, free water conservation services and devices,” said Audie Foster, the Director of Northern California Operations. “Our commitment to our Meadowbrook customers includes ensuring they have access to safe and reliable water services at a reasonable rate.”

California American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE:AWK), provides high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to more than 615,000 people.

Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. Marking its 130th anniversary this year, 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 at www.amwater.com.