Tennessee American Water Acquires Water Jasper Highlands Water Distribution System
Chattanooga, TN (December 31, 2020) – Tennessee American Water President Grant Evitts today announced the company’s acquisition of the Jasper Highlands water distribution system. The purchase will add over the course of the next several years over 600 water customers to Tennessee American’s existing operations in Marion County, which include Whitwell, Powells Crossroads, and Suck Creek.
"Our number one priority has always been providing clean, safe and reliable water service, which is important for Jasper Highlands as the area continues to grow,” stated Evitts. “We look forward to serving our newest customers in Marion County and working with the Jasper Highlands community towards a seamless transition."
Tennessee American Water has provided water service to Chattanooga for 130 years and will bring considerable expertise and resources to the operation of the Jasper Highlands system. The transition of Jasper Highlands’ customers to Tennessee American Water will be completed by the end of 2020. New customers will receive a welcome packet in the mail. This packet includes information about online account management, billing and more.
Michael Griffith, operations superintendent for Tennessee American Water’s Sequatchie Valley District, said, “We are excited to serve Jasper Highlands. We’re familiar with the community. We look forward to continuing our involvement and being a good neighbor by helping make the communities we serve better because we’re there.”
The Tennessee Public Utility Commission (TPUC) approved the acquisition for $2.4 million. The sale was completed today.
Tennessee American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water services to approximately 380,000 people in Tennessee and north Georgia. For more information, visit www.tennesseeamwater.com and follow Tennessee American Water on Twitter and Facebook.
About American Water
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 6,800 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to 15 million people in 46 states. 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 amwater.com and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.