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Missouri American Water Announces Acquisition of the City of Lawson Water and Wastewater Systems


Missouri American Water completed its acquisition of the Lawson water
and wastewater systems today, adding approximately 968 new water
customers and 913 new sewer customers to its more than 480,000 statewide
customers. The purchase price for both the water and wastewater system
is $4 million.

Customers in Lawson, located southeast of the St. Joseph district, will
receive their first statement from Missouri American Water during the
first week of October. All customers will be charged the existing inside
city water and wastewater rates upon completion of the acquisition.

Information about the system purchase, and general information about
water and wastewater service with Missouri American Water was delivered
to residents the week of August 27.

"We are very excited to welcome our new customers in the Lawson
community and expand our presence in the northwest part of the state,"
said Cheryl Norton, President of Missouri American Water. "Missouri
American Water brings over 125 years of expertise to the water and
wastewater industries, by joining our large customer base, we will be
able to utilize that expertise to provide high quality service for a
reasonable cost in Lawson."

A town hall meeting is scheduled for September 11, at the Lawson
Community Center at 6:30 p.m. This will allow residents to meet with
representatives from Missouri American Water who can answer billing and
service related questions.

Missouri American Water

Missouri 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
approximately 1.5 million people.

With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and
most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater
utility company. The company employs more than 7,100 dedicated
professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water,
wastewater and other related services to over 14 million people in 45
states and Ontario, Canada. American Water provides safe, clean,
affordable and reliable water services to our customers to make sure we
keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit
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