California American Water (CAW) signed a contract to acquire the Meadowbrook Water Company, an investor-owned water utility based in Merced County, and assume responsibility for domestic water services within Meadowbrook’s service area. The purchase will add approximately 1,650 water service connections to CAW’s customer base in the Central Valley of approximately 200,000 Californians.

“As a result of this acquisition, Meadowbrook customers will have access to a range of customer services,” said CAW’s Director of Northern California Operations Audie Foster. “Our services include a customer service center available for emergencies with access to language translation services, web self-service, paperless billing and our H2O Help to Others Program, which provides low-income rate assistance to customers such as seniors on low fixed incomes and families facing financial hardships. California American Water’s conservation programs, including in-home water efficiency programs and rebates, will help Meadowbrook customers in their wise use of water.”

“This is most certainly a positive step to securing long-term quality service for our customers at Meadowbrook,” said Meadowbrook Water Company owner David Walker.

The purchase of Meadowbrook Water Company is underway, and CAW will be filing for approval with the California Public Utilities Commission.

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