Missouri American Water has wrapped up its acquisition of the Lawson water and wastewater systems to add nearly 968 new water customers and 913 new sewer customers to its 480,000 plus statewide customers.

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The purchase price for both the water and wastewater system is $4 million.

Customers in Lawson, located southeast of the St. Joseph district, will receive their first statement from Missouri American Water during the first week of October. All customers will be charged the existing inside city water and wastewater rates upon completion of the acquisition.

Information about the system purchase, and general information about water and wastewater service with Missouri American Water was delivered to residents the week of August 27.

Missouri American Water president Cheryl Norton said: “We are very excited to welcome our new customers in the Lawson community and expand our presence in the northwest part of the state.

“Missouri American Water brings over 125 years of expertise to the water and wastewater industries, by joining our large customer base, we will be able to utilize that expertise to provide high quality service for a reasonable cost in Lawson.”

Source: Company Press Release