Aqua America Subsidiaries Acquire Water and Wastewater Systems in Pennsylvania and Virginia

  Aqua America Subsidiaries Acquire Water and Wastewater Systems in
  Pennsylvania and Virginia

Business Wire

BRYN MAWR, Pa. -- March 1, 2013

Aqua America, Inc. (NYSE: WTR) announced today that its Pennsylvania and
Virginia subsidiaries have acquired water and wastewater assets in two
separate transactions.

Aqua Pennsylvania, Inc. has acquired the water and wastewater system assets of
Total Environmental Solutions, Inc., (TESI), which serve approximately 6,000
people in the Treasure Lake community of Sandy Township, Clearfield County for
$11.8 million. The water and wastewater systems are the third and fourth
systems Aqua Pennsylvania has purchased from TESI, having purchased the
company’s Beech Mountain water and wastewater systems in May 2012.

The acquisition expands Aqua Pennsylvania’s service territory into Clearfield
County, bringing the number of counties served by the utility to 31. The
system will be operated by employees hired from TESI and managed out of Aqua
Pennsylvania’s Shenango Division operations office in neighboring Mercer
County.

“The Treasure Lake systems are a great addition to our Pennsylvania customer
base,” said Aqua America Chairman and CEO Nicholas DeBenedictis. “Their
proximity to our existing operations will allow us to take advantage of
economies of scale that will benefit our new Treasure Lake customers as well
as our existing customers.”

DeBenedictis noted that an acquisition of a water system in Virginia earlier
this week offers similar benefits to both new and existing customers. Aqua
America’s Virginia subsidiary purchased the British Woods Water Company in
Botetcourt County, Virginia. The system provides water to about 150 people
directly across the street from Aqua Virginia’s Appletree-Mountainview system.

Aqua America is one of the largest U.S.-based, publicly-traded water utilities
and serves almost 3 million residents in Pennsylvania, Ohio, North Carolina,
Illinois, Texas, New Jersey, Indiana, Virginia, and Georgia. Aqua America is
listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol WTR. Visit
www.aquaamerica.com for more information.

This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of The
Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking
statements are made based upon Aqua America’s current expectations and
assumptions with respect to, among other things, its ability to successfully
continue its growth-through-acquisition strategy. There are important factors
that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or
implied by such forward-looking statements, including its ability to
successfully integrate the acquired properties into its existing operations
and rates, its ability to recover capital expenditures in rates, and other key
factors that we have indicated that could adversely affect our business and
financial performance and that are discussed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K
for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011, which is on file with the
Securities and Exchange Commission. For further information regarding risks
and uncertainties associated with Aqua America’s business, please refer to
Aqua America’s annual, quarterly and other SEC filings. Aqua America is not
under any obligation — and expressly disclaims any such obligation — to update
or alter its forward-looking statements whether as a result of new
information, future events, or otherwise.

WTRF

Contact:

Aqua Pennsylvania, Inc
Donna Alston
Manager, Communications
610-645-1095
484-368-4720
dpalston@aquaamerica.com
or
Gretchen Toner
Manager, Strategic Communications
610-645-1175
484-368-4816
gmtoner@aquaamerica.com
 
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