Aqua America Pennsylvania Subsidiary Acquires Bristol Township Water System

  Aqua America Pennsylvania Subsidiary Acquires Bristol Township Water System

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BRYN MAWR, Pa. -- August 1, 2013

Aqua America, Inc. (NYSE: WTR) announced today that its Pennsylvania
subsidiary has acquired the water assets of a community water system from
Bristol Township that serves approximately 1,300 residents and 175 businesses
in the Newportville-Ferguson area of the township for $3.4 million.

Aqua Pennsylvania, Inc. has served a part of Bristol Township since it
acquired the Bristol Borough water system in 1996, which also served a portion
of Bristol and Bensalem townships.

Aqua America Chairman and CEO Nicholas DeBenedictis said “We’ve served the
majority of the Bristol area for nearly 20 years now and with two treatment
facilities and an expansive distribution system in lower Bucks County, this
acquisition makes perfect sense for Aqua and the township.”

The acquisition is the eighth for Aqua America subsidiaries this year.

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, Florida 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 property 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, 2012, 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 America, 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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