VOORHEES, N.J. - American Water (NYSE: AWK), the largest investor-owned U.S. water and wastewater utility company, announced today that its subsidiary, Applied Water Management, has been awarded a $3.4 million contract from Home Properties, Inc. (NYSE: HME) to build a wastewater treatment plant in Islip, New York. The plant will treat 127,000 gallons a day and serve approximately 1,000 people in two developments.
Applied Water Management already serves as the contracted operator for the community’s existing wastewater treatment plant, as well as four other plants in Long Island for Home Properties. The company designed the new plant, successfully bid on the construction, and will continue its operations contract.
“We have been operating wastewater treatment plants for Home Properties for several years and we are extremely pleased to be able to provide this solution to help them meet the needs of these communities,” said Donald Shields, vice president and director of technical services for Applied Water Management.
The Applied Water Management Group of American Water is headquartered in Hillsborough, N.J., and provides customized water and wastewater management solutions to real estate developers, industrial clients, and small to midsized communities. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Water. Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest investor-owned U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs more than 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to approximately 16 million people in 35 states and Ontario and Manitoba, Canada.