Five-year, $1 million contract with Tejon-Castac Water District for Southwest Water Company

Southwest Water Co.'s subsidiary, ECO Resources, has been awarded a five-year, $1 million contract to operate and maintain water and wastewater utility systems for the Tejon-Castac Water District.

WEST COVINA, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Oct. 23, 2001—Southwest Water Company (Nasdaq:SWWC - news) today announced that its subsidiary, ECO Resources, Inc., has been awarded a five-year, $1 million contract to operate and maintain water and wastewater utility systems for the Tejon-Castac Water District.

The contract includes water distribution, sewage collection, sewage treatment, and customer billing and collection services. The Tejon-Castac Water District is located approximately 60 miles north of Los Angeles. Interstate 5, the major transportation corridor between northern and southern California, runs along the edge of the service area.

Southwest Water President Anton C. Garnier said, "This work expands our presence in Kern County, joining our existing contracts in Frazier Park, Lamont and Taft. The area served by the Tejon-Castac Water District is projected to grow rapidly with plans for substantial commercial development over the next few years. We are excited to be a part of helping that projected growth."

Southwest Water Company provides a broad range of services, including water production and distribution, wastewater collection and treatment, public works services and utility submetering. The company owns regulated public utilities and also serves cities, utility districts and private companies under contract. More than 1.5 million people in 29 states from coast to coast depend on Southwest Water for high-quality, reliable service.

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