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ASUS to provide water for military base for half a century

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American States Utility Services (ASUS) has been awarded a 50-year contract by the U.S. government to provide services for the waters at Eglin Air Force Base (AFB) in Florida.

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American States Utility Services (ASUS) is American States Water Company's contracted services subsidiary.

The value of the contract is estimated at approximately $510 million over a 50-year period and is subject to annual economic price adjustment.

Under the contract, there is a 10-month transition period to ensure seamless operations are established and inventory assets are fully accounted for in the contract.

“We are very excited to be awarded this contract, which marks an important milestone in the growth strategy of our contracted services business,” stated Robert J. Sprowls, president and CEO of American States Water Company.

With the addition of Eglin AFB, ASUS now provides water and wastewater utility services to three of the largest military installations in the United States, including Fort Bragg in North Carolina and Fort Bliss in Texas.

Eglin AFB is located in northwest Florida, 60 miles east of Pensacola and, at over 724 square miles (463,000 acres), is the largest Air Force installation in the continental United States in terms of land area.

The base has more than 9,800 military, civilian, and contractor personnel, providing essential base operating support and services.


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