CPUC approves California American Water's acquisition of Dunnigan Water Works
In a regularly scheduled meeting, the California Public Utilities Commission approved California American Water's request to acquire Dunnigan Water Works. The acquisition is expected to be complete by the end of 2015.
CORONADO, CA, Nov. 9, 2015 -- In a regularly scheduled meeting today, the California Public Utilities Commission approved California American Water's (CAW) request to acquire Dunnigan Water Works (DWW). The acquisition is expected to be complete by the end of 2015. DWW is an investor-owned, Class-D water utility located in Yolo County.
The purchase of the water and wastewater system will add approximately 239 new service connections to CAW's customer base in the Sacramento area. The company currently supplies water and/or wastewater service to almost 60,000 homes and businesses in areas of Sacramento, Yolo and Placer Counties.
DWW customers will be served by staff that includes water treatment, distribution and wastewater operators that are experts in their fields holding certifications through the State Water Resources Control Board.
"I am pleased to welcome Dunnigan customers and look forward to introducing them to our conservation programs in the coming months including rebates, conservation services and water-saving devices we make available to our customers," said CAW's Director of Northern California Operations S. Audie Foster. "Customers will also have access to new payment options, web self-service and other features to make their contact with us more convenient."
DWW Owner/Operator Mel Smith added, "I'm confident that California American Water will continue provide our community with reliable utility services. Their experience and expertise will be a great benefit to my friends and customers in the Dunnigan community."
About California American Water
California American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), provides high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater service to approximately 600,000 people. The company's Ventura County service district includes approximately 28,000 households and businesses and serves the cities of Camarillo, a portion of Thousand Oaks, and the community of Newbury Park as well as unincorporated portions of Ventura County. For more information, visit www.amwater.com.