Missouri American Water announced the completion of the company’s acquisition of the City of Eureka water and wastewater systems.
The facility serves approximately 4,000 water customers and 4,000 wastewater customers.
This winter the company will begin construction of a new water pipeline to supply Eureka with water from its St. Louis County system.
“We are honored to provide clean, safe, and reliable water and wastewater service to our new customers in Eureka,” said President Rich Svindland.
“Our team is looking forward to leveraging our experience and expertise to operate the water and wastewater systems efficiently, and to begin the construction of a new pipeline to connect them to our high-quality drinking water.”
The City of Eureka began initial conversations with Missouri American Water in 2018. In August 2020, more than 66% of Eureka voters supported a ballot measure to sell the systems for $28 million (€27 million).
A key driver for the sale was Missouri American Water’s ability to connect the city with drinking water supplied from the Missouri River.
Construction of the five-mile pipeline will be accomplished in three phases. The second and third phases are scheduled to begin next year.
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