Wastewater treatment plant contract in Islip, NY, awarded to American Water subsidiary

July 7, 2010
VOORHEES, NJ, July 7, 2010 -- American Water subsidiary Applied Water Management has won a contract to build a wastewater treatment plant in Islip, NY, that will treat 127,000 gallons a day...

VOORHEES, NJ, July 7, 2010 -- American Water, the largest investor-owned U.S. water and wastewater utility company, announced today that its subsidiary, Applied Water Management, has been awarded a $3.4 million contract from Home Properties Inc. (NYSE: HME) to build a wastewater treatment plant in Islip, New York. The plant will treat 127,000 gallons a day and serve approximately 1000 people in two developments.

Applied Water Management already serves as the contracted operator for the community's existing wastewater treatment plant, as well as four other plants in Long Island for Home Properties. The company designed the new plant, successfully bid on the construction, and will continue its operations contract.

"We have been operating wastewater treatment plants for Home Properties for several years and we are extremely pleased to be able to provide this solution to help them meet the needs of these communities," said Donald Shields, vice president and director of technical services for Applied Water Management.

The Applied Water Management Group of American Water is headquartered in Hillsborough, N.J., and provides customized water and wastewater management solutions to real estate developers, industrial clients, and small to midsized communities. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Water. Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest investor-owned U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs more than 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to approximately 16 million people in 35 states and Ontario and Manitoba, Canada. More information can be found by visiting www.amwater.com.

Home Properties Inc. is a publicly traded apartment real estate investment trust that owns, operates, develops, acquires and rehabilitates apartment communities primarily in selected Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast Florida markets. Currently, Home Properties operates 111 communities containing 37,597 apartment units. Of these, 36,729 units in 110 communities are owned directly by the Company and 868 units are partially owned and managed by the Company as general partner. For more information, visit Home Properties' website at homeproperties.com.

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