LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 28, 2018) – Kentucky American Water announced today that it has acquired the water assets of Eastern Rockcastle Water Association in Livingston, Ky., in Rockcastle County. The transaction, completed today, adds approximately 610 water customers in Rockcastle and Jackson counties to the Kentucky American Water system. The acquisition of the system expands the company’s total service area to portions of 14 Kentucky counties.
“We are pleased to welcome Eastern Rockcastle Water Association customers to Kentucky American Water,” said Nick Rowe, president of Kentucky American Water. “Our company will bring to the community 24-hour customer service for water service emergencies, unique water system expertise, and additional capital resources for water infrastructure investment. We look forward to providing excellent service to these new customers and being an active corporate citizen in the community.”
“The Eastern Rockcastle Water Association board is pleased to announce the sale of the water system to Kentucky American Water,” said Russell Barron, president of Eastern Rockcastle Water Association. “This was a decision we took seriously. We are confident that the system will be in great hands with Kentucky American Water, and that our customers will benefit by receiving great service.”
Kentucky American Water, a subsidiary of American Water, is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately half a 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 6,900 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 46 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 amwater.com.