American Water to purchase New York water operations from Aqua America

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VOORHEES, NJ, July 11, 2011 -- American Water Works Company has agreed to purchase Aqua America's regulated operations in New York. Under a separate agreement, American Water will also sell its regulated operations in Ohio to Aqua America.

With the acquisition, American Water will be the largest investor-owned water utility in the state of New York.

Under the agreement, American Water will purchase Aqua's seven regulated water systems in New York for approximately $71 million, adding roughly 152,000 people in four counties to Long Island American Water's customer base.

In a separate agreement, American Water will sell its eight regulated water systems and one wastewater system in Ohio to Aqua for approximately $120 million.

The completion of both transactions is subject to customary closing conditions including regulatory approval by public utility commissions in both New York and Ohio.

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