Missouri Public Service Commission approves sale of various systems, including Terre Du Lac
SAINT LOUIS, MO (May 05, 2021) – The Missouri Public Service Commission today approved the purchase of five water and wastewater systems in Missouri by Confluence Rivers Utility Operating Company (Confluence Rivers), a division of Central States Water Resources (CSWR).
“We are grateful to serve more Missourians,” said Josiah Cox, President and CEO of Confluence Rivers. “We’re pleased to be able to improve communities by providing safe and reliable water resources to more people in the state.”
The systems acquired by Confluence Rivers include: Branson Cedars Resort Utility Company (Taney County), DeGuire Subdivision (Madison County), Freeman Hills Subdivision (Audrain County) Prairie Heights Water Company (Polk County), and Terre du Lac (St. Francois County). The Missouri Public Service Commission also approved a request filed by Confluence Rivers to expand its services to three more customers in Villa Ridge Subdivision (Franklin County).
Confluence Rivers and its parent company, CSWR, often acquire water systems that are dangerous — often containing dangerous pathogens unknown to customers — and quickly invest in new technologies to ensure communities have safe and reliable water resources.
One of Confluence Rivers’ newest communities, Terre Du Lac, had been under Missouri Department of Natural Resources and Missouri Attorney General enforcement action since 2010. In that time, its 10,000 residents faced drinking water quality issues and wastewater management issues that Confluence Rivers intends to remedy with a planned $2.5 million infrastructure investment over the next two years.
“We are honored to bring our innovation and expertise to the Terre Du Lac community,” said Cox. “It’s always exciting to be able to make a real difference in people’s lives, which we’re able to do by improving water resources for more than 10,000 people.”
Confluence Rivers now serves approximately 2,504 water customers and 2,395 sewer customers in Missouri. Under the new agreement, customers will receive the same rates.
ABOUT CENTRAL STATES WATER RESOURCES
Founded in 2014, Central States Water Resources (CSWR) is one of the fifteen largest investor-owned utilities in the United States. In 2019 – 2020 alone, CSWR invested more than $70 million to acquire and transform critical water infrastructure using technology and innovation to bring safe, reliable, and environmentally responsible water resources to more than 120,000 customers across Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas. Learn more about CSWR at CentralStatesWaterResources.com