Southeastern U.S. Striken With Extreme Drought

AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 3, 2013--Aqua Texas, Inc. (Aqua) today announced that its 2013 capital program is in full swing mid-year, with some infrastructure improvements already completed and others under way or planned.

Aqua plans to have completed $17.1 million of infrastructure improvements by year’s end across its Texas operating divisions. This program includes:

  • $5 million throughout its northern operating division, which comprises parts of Anderson, Bosque, Camp, Cherokee, Cooke, Denton, Erath, Grayson, Gregg, Henderson, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Marion, McLennan, Parker, Rockwall, Smith, Somervell, Tarrant, Taylor, Wise and Wood counties;
  • $6 million throughout its southwest operating division, which comprises parts of Bandera, Bexar, Burnet, Comal, Gillespie, Hays, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Live Oak, Llano, Medina, Nueces, Travis, Victoria, Williamson and Wilson counties;
  • $6.1 million throughout its southeast operating division, which comprises parts of Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Grimes, Harris, Jefferson, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Polk, Jan Jacinto, Trinity and Wharton counties.

“It’s essential that we rebuild and repair water and sewer systems for the families we serve,” said Aqua Texas President Bob Laughman. “Treatment plants, generators, pipes and other infrastructure projects are critical to ensuring that we protect public health and provide reliable service. That’s what our customers expect and deserve.”

Aqua provides water and wastewater service to approximately 177,000 residents in more than 400 communities in 53 counties across Texas. Visit www.aquaamerica.com for more information.

WTRG

CONTACT: Aqua Texas, Inc.

Gretchen Toner

610-645-1175

484-368-4816

gmtoner@aquaamerica.com

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SOURCE: Aqua Texas, Inc.

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