Indiana American Water Acquires Mecca Water System in Western Indiana

  Indiana American Water Acquires Mecca Water System in Western Indiana

Business Wire

GREENWOOD, Ind. -- February 6, 2013

Indiana American Water President Alan DeBoy today announced the company’s
acquisition of Mecca Water Works, Inc., a non-profit water utility located in
western Indiana. The purchase of the system adds approximately 315 customers
to the company’s customer base and serves a population of approximately 900
residents.

“The acquisition of this system gives Mecca customers continued access to
water professionals and a convenient customer service center that is available
24/7,” said DeBoy. “Indiana American Water already provides water to several
communities in this part of the state, so this is a good fit for us and a
continuation of our efforts to expand our presence across Indiana.

“In a time when communities are looking for new and innovative ways to deal
with challenges they’re facing and hold the bottom-line on expenses, this
acquisition is a great solution for the utility and its customers,” DeBoy
continued. “Indiana American Water brings a broad range of experience,
resources and knowledge to the community through this transaction that
ultimately will have a positive impact on the area.”

The acquisition of the Mecca system for approximately $ 445,000 was approved
by the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission in December, 2012 and finalized
by Indiana American Water and the Mecca Water Works on February 6, 2013. The
Mecca system management will be incorporated into the company’s Terre Haute
operating district, which currently serves nearly 85,000 residents.

About Indiana American Water

Indiana American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the
largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and
reliable water and/or wastewater services to more than 1.2 million people.
Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest publicly traded U.S. water and
wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company
employs approximately 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide drinking
water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people
in more than 30 states and parts of Canada. More information can be found by
visiting www.amwater.com.

Contact:

Indiana American Water
Joe Loughmiller
Office 317-885-2434
Cell 317-903-7431
joe.loughmiller@amwater.com
 
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