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California American Water assumes ownership and operations of the Rio
Plaza Water Company

NEWBURY PARK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–California American Water today announced the closing of acquisition and
its commencement of operations of the Rio Plaza Water Company in Ventura
County. Under the terms of an agreement approved by the California
Public Utilities Commission, California American Water will be providing
its newly welcomed customers with state-regulated potable water service
beginning June 4, 2019.

“We look forward to welcoming our new Rio Plaza customers to California
American Water and are eager to introduce them to our various programs
that include rebates, free water conservation services and devices,”
said Chris Mattis, Director of Southern California Operations.
“California American Water maintains a staff of qualified personnel who
are experts in their field and duly certified by the California State
Water Resources Control Board. And our commitment to Rio Plaza customers
includes ensuring they have access to safe and reliable water services
at a reasonable rate.”

California American Water purchased the Rio Plaza water system of
approximately 500 customers from the Nickel family of Moorpark,
California. The Nickel family has owned and operated the water system
for two generations.

“California American Water and Rio Plaza Water Company share a goal of
providing dependable water services to customers in Ventura County,”
said John Chris Nickel, Sr. of the Rio Plaza Water Company. “We believe
California American Water will provide the best service to our customers
and we look forward to their active participation in the community.”

California American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK),
provides high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to
more than 675,000 people. California American Water’s Ventura County
service district includes approximately 21,000 households and businesses
and serves a population of approximately 63,000 in the cities of
Camarillo, Thousand Oaks, and the community of Newbury Park as well as
unincorporated portions of Ventura County. More information can be found

With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and
most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater
utility company. The company employs more than 7,100 dedicated
professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water,
wastewater and other related services to more than 14 million people in
46 states and Ontario, Canada. American Water provides safe, clean,
affordable and reliable water services to our customers to make sure we
keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit
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Kevin Tilden
Office: 619-466-4762
Email: [email protected]