California American Water Acquires Dunnigan Water & Wastewater System

Dec. 31, 2015 1:56 pm

As of December 30, California American Water owns and operates the water & wastewater systems

California American Water announced it has closed on the acquisition of Dunnigan Water Works. The transaction was approved by the California Public Utilities Commission in November of 2015. California American Water began operating the water and wastewater system as of yesterday.

The water and wastewater systems were purchased for $2 million and will add approximately 243 new service connections to California American Water’s customer base in the Sacramento area. California American Water currently supplies water service to about 60,000 homes and businesses in areas of Sacramento and Placer Counties and to about 110,000 others throughout the State.

Dunnigan Water Works customers are now being served by staff that includes water treatment and distribution operators that are experts in their fields and hold water and wastewater treatment and distribution certifications through the State Water Resources Control Board.

“We are working hard on ensuring a seamless transition for Dunnigan residents,” said S. Audie Foster, California American Water’s manager for Northern California. “Dunnigan customers now have access to our customer service, online account access and conservation tools. We look forward to working with them and becoming a part of the Dunnigan community.”

California American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), provides high quality and reliable water and/or wastewater service to approximately 600,000 people.

Founded in 1886, American Water (NYSE: AWK) is the largest and most geographically diversified publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs 6,800 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 47 states and Ontario, Canada. More information can be found at

California American Water
Kevin Tilden
Director, External Affairs

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December 31, 2015 - 1:56 PM EST

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