United Water acquires Bethel Consolidated Water Company of Connecticut

NEW MILFORD, CT, August 3, 2009 -- United Water announced the company's acquisition of Bethel Consolidated Inc.,  which will expand United Water's service area and customer base in Connecticut...

Aug 3rd, 2009

• New acquisition to become part of United Water Connecticut

NEW MILFORD, CT, August 3, 2009 -- United Water, one of the leading providers of water and wastewater services in the nation, today announced the company's acquisition of Bethel Consolidated Inc. The acquisition will expand United Water's service area and customer base in Connecticut and is a key component of the company's growth strategy.

"This acquisition clearly demonstrates United Water's commitment to grow by obtaining companies that are next to or nearby existing operations," said Michael J. Pointing, vice president and general manager. "Today we make a commitment to our new customers in Bethel. We look forward to becoming an integral part of the community and delivering top-quality drinking water and the highest level of services."

United Water currently serves about 14,000 people in New Milford, Newtown, and Woodbury, Connecticut. The company utilizes 34 different ground water sources of supply, maintains 9 above ground storage facilities, and has over 110 miles of transmission and distribution water mains.

The acquisition of Bethel will expand United Water's customer base by 600 customers, increasing its presence in Fairfield County. "We've had a long history of providing excellent water service to our customers in Connecticut," said Pointing. "We believe this expansion into Bethel will further strengthen our ability to grow in the state."

United Water Connecticut provides water services to about 14,000 residents in Connecticut. The company is a subsidiary of United Water, one of the nation's leading water and wastewater services providers to over 7 million people in 26 states. United Water is a subsidiary of the SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT.

SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT is a world leader exclusively dedicated to water supply and waste removal services.

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