United Water to provide drinking water to Cape Cod village

HARRINGTON PARK, NJ, July 29, 2009 -- United Water is beginning a five-year contract to provide safe and reliable drinking water to the Village of Hyannis, MA, the largest of the seven villages in the Town of Barnstable...

Jul 29th, 2009

HARRINGTON PARK, NJ, July 29, 2009 -- United Water, one of the largest providers of water and wastewater services in the nation, is beginning a five-year contract to provide safe and reliable drinking water to the Village of Hyannis, MA. Hyannis is the largest of the seven villages in the Town of Barnstable, the county seat of Barnstable County, and one of five water districts in the Town. The agreement with the Town of Barnstable has the potential for three five-year extensions.

Under the terms of its contract, United Water will operate, manage and maintain the complete water system, which includes four water treatment facilities, 12 wells, two water storage standpipes and approximately 106 miles of distribution piping. These facilities help provide an average of 2.7 million gallons per day of safe drinking water to residential and commercial customers. In addition, United Water will provide customer service, billing and collection services as part of the agreement. The agreement includes asset management and inspection services for the standpipes to be provided by Utility Service Company, an affiliate of United Water.

"We're excited and honored the Town of Barnstable has chosen United Water to operate this water system," said Bob Iacullo, President of United Water. "Our team looks forward to becoming part of the Barnstable community and we're genuinely excited to have the opportunity to serve its residents."

"We selected United Water to operate the water system because of the company's vast experience, cost effective operations and excellent customer service in managing water systems," said Deb Krau, Chair of the Hyannis Water Board. "We fully expect United Water to deliver excellent water service to our residents and businesses in the Hyannis community."

United Water provides water and wastewater services to over 7 million people in 26 states through the dedication of its 2,600 employees. Founded in 1869, United Water is a subsidiary of the SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT.

About Barnstable
The Town of Barnstable, MA, incorporated in 1639 as a township contains seven villages (one of which is also named Barnstable) within its boundaries and operates as a Councilor/Manager form of government. The Town of Barnstable is also a 2007 All-America City Award winner.

Its largest village, Hyannis, is the central business district of the county and home to Barnstable Municipal Airport, the airline hub of Cape Cod and the Islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. Because of this, many refer to Hyannis as the "Capital of the Cape." It contains the Barnstable Town offices and two important shopping districts, the historic downtown Main Street and the Route 132 commercial district.

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