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Pennsylvania American to buy New Cumberland Wastewater System

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Pennsylvania American Water, a subsidiary of American Water, will acquire the wastewater assets of the Borough of New Cumberland in Cumberland County.

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The total value of the transaction is approximately $23 million. Pennsylvania American Water and the Borough will seek approval of the acquisition from the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission and other necessary approvals from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.

The signing of the purchase agreement is the culmination of negotiations between Pennsylvania American Water and Borough officials since the Borough Council unanimously voted in March to accept the company’s proposal.

The Borough initially issued a request for bids in January 2016, for the potential acquisition of its wastewater system.

"Our company and our employees have been the water service provider for this community for many, many years, and we are excited for the opportunity to be the future provider of wastewater service to our New Cumberland customers," said Pennsylvania American Water president Kathy L. Pape.

"We look forward to providing the technical expertise and financial resources needed to ensure the system meets all the environmental compliance challenges it will face in the future.”

The New Cumberland wastewater system serves approximately 3,100 customers.

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