MISSOURI PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION APPROVES ACQUISITIONS BY CONFLUENCE RIVERS UTILITY OPERATING COMPANY, A DIVISION OF CENTRAL STATES WATER RESOURCES
- ST. LOUIS (Jan. 20, 2022) – The Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) has approved the acquisitions of water and wastewater utilities located in Camden, Benton and Platte counties by Confluence Rivers Utility Operating Company. Confluence Rivers is a division of Central States Water Resources (CSWR), one of the 15 largest investor-owned water and wastewater utilities in the U.S.
The acquisitions by Confluence Rivers represent approximately 430 connections and include the following service areas: Cedar Green Land Acquisition, LLC (Cedar Green), Clemstone Sewer District of Platte County (Clemstone), Ozarks Clean Water Company (Spring Branch Subdivision), and The Missing Well, Inc. (Sun Valley).
“We have a recognized track record of purchasing water and wastewater utility systems that are in severe disrepair – often posing a very real danger to both public health and safety and the environment – and quickly bringing them into compliance,” said Josiah Cox, president of Confluence Rivers and CSWR. “There’s much work to be done, so we’re going to roll up our sleeves, make the necessary investments needed to ensure these systems are managed safely and reliably, and get to work.”
The Commission approved the application determining the need for the service, Confluence Rivers’ qualifications to serve, the company’s financial ability to provide service, Confluence Rivers’ economic feasibility to serve, and promotion of serving the public interest.
“Our capital investments and increased daily operating expenditures will significantly increase the reliability of these systems,” added Cox. “We’ll improve overall water quality, wastewater treatment and environmental protection, provide remote monitoring, 7-day-a-week, 24-hour access to customer service support, expand bill payment options and more.”
ABOUT CONFLUENCE RIVERS
Confluence Rivers Utility Operating Company is a division of Central States Water Resources (CSWR) which is transforming how water utilities work by using technology and innovation to bring safe, reliable and environmentally responsible water resources to every community in the U.S. The company has water and wastewater operations or pending acquisitions across the nation, including in Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. Learn more about CSWR at CentralStatesWaterResources.com or Confluence Rivers at ConfluenceRiversUOC.com.