Southwest Water Announces Start of a $7 Million Annual Contract

Dec. 8, 2005

Southwest Water Co. announced the start of a contract to operate, manage and maintain a water treatment facility in Burbank, Calif. The facility supplies approximately 30% of Burbank's daily water needs, a city with a population of just over 100,000. The contract is structured in a series of five renewable one-year increments, each valued at approximately $7 million. In addition to daily operation of the plant, Southwest Water is responsible for preventive and corrective maintenance.

"This important contract showcases Southwest Water Co.'s expertise and versatility in running an activated carbon treatment plant," said Anton C. Garnier, chairman and CEO. "We pride ourselves on our ability to offer our clients a full range of water-related services, tailored to their specific needs. We look forward to providing Burbank with reliable, cost-effective service for many years."

Southwest Water Co. provides a broad range of operation, maintenance and management services, including water production, treatment and distribution; wastewater collection and treatment; customer service; and utility infrastructure construction management. The company owns regulated public utilities and also serves cities, utility districts and private companies under contract.

Source: Southwest Water Co.

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