On Tuesday residents in Eureka voted for Missouri American Water to become their trusted provider of water and sewer service.
“We are so honored by the opportunity to serve the residents and businesses of Eureka with clean, safe, reliable and affordable water and sewer service,” said Deborah Dewey, president of Missouri American Water. “Water and sewer is all we do, and our team’s tremendous experience and expertise allow us to efficiently operate and maintain systems across the state. We are pleased that voters recognized the outstanding service and high-quality water we provide to our existing customers, and we look forward to becoming a part of the Eureka community.”
More than 66% of voters in Eureka supported the Proposition S ballot measure.
“I was elected about a year ago to try to resolve Eureka’s water and sewer challenges,” said Eureka Mayor Sean Flower. “After carefully analyzing the issues and examining our options, I recommended going with Missouri American Water as the best option. I’m glad voters agreed and look forward to working with Eureka residents and the Board of Aldermen to focus on other needs of our community, including reinvesting the sale proceeds to support economic growth.”
Over the next ten years, Missouri American Water has committed to investing $37.2 million in the Eureka water and sewer systems. These investments include water quality improvements and sewer system upgrades to maintain regulatory compliance.
“Many communities across the country are facing water and sewer challenges, from aging systems needing repairs and improvements, to workforce challenges, financial constraints and regulatory compliance issues,” said Brian Eisenloeffel, senior operations director for Missouri American Water. “Being part of a larger company provides us with the ability to leverage economies of scale to make critical investments while keeping rates low, which delivers tremendous value for our customers and the communities we serve.”
Missouri American Water will add more than 4,000 water customer connections and 3,950 sewer customer connections in Eureka, pending approval by the Missouri Public Service Commission.
About 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.
About American Water
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 6,800 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater, and other related services to more than 15 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.
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