Central States Water Resources Releases Inaugural ESG Report

SAINT LOUIS, MO (November 16, 2022) – Central States Water Resources (CSWR), one of the 12 largest investor-owned water and wastewater utilities in the United States, today announced the release of its inaugural Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Report covering the company’s performance, leadership, and industry best practices during the 2021 calendar year.

“The investments we are making allow us to transform small communities across the country. We pride ourselves in being able to bring Wall Street money to Main Street – filling funding gaps for small systems with poor access to capital,” said Josiah Cox, President and CEO of CSWR. “These investments have allowed us to restore services to abandoned systems destroyed by category 5 hurricanes, revive wastewater plants discharging untreated sewage into public streams in state parks, and fix wastewater systems that were discharging untreated waste into rivers and serve drinking water to hundreds of thousands of people living downstream.”

The ESG report includes key data in accordance with the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB). “We are eager to share our vision of transforming how water utilities work and we believe our report helps to further communicate our ongoing commitment to the environment, to our customers, and to our employees as we carry out our mission of providing safe, reliable, and environmentally responsible water resources to every community in the United States,” noted Cox.

The report is available here.


Founded in 2014, Central States Water Resources (CSWR) is one of the twelve largest investor-owned utilities in the United States. CSWR has invested more than $250 million to acquire and transform critical water infrastructure, using technology and innovation to bring safe, reliable, and environmentally responsible water resources to over 200,000 customers across Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. Learn more about CSWR at centralstateswaterresources.com.