PHOENIX, June 28, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Global Water Resources, Inc. (NASDAQ:GWRS) (TSX:GWR), a pure-play water resource management company, has signed a letter of intent to acquire a Class D water utility and a Class D wastewater utility. The company expects to close the acquisitions on an accelerated basis in the third quarter of 2018. To qualify as a Class D, a utility in Arizona must have annual operating revenues of at least $250,000 but not more than $999,999 per year.
“These acquisitions will represent the third and fourth acquisitions we’ve made post-recession in our declared strategy of pursuing utility consolidation,” said Ron Fleming, CEO of Global Water. “This strategy complements our strong organic growth, as year-to-date active connections are up 5.5%.”
“Our consolidation, improvement, and automation of regional water utility assets benefits our operations, customers and development partners, as well as advances the consolidation goals of regulators,” added Fleming.
About Global Water Resources
Global Water Resources, Inc. is a leading water resource management company that owns and operates 10 utility companies which provide water, wastewater, and recycled water services. The company’s service areas are located primarily in growth corridors around metropolitan Phoenix. Global Water recycles nearly 1 billion gallons of water annually. To learn more, visit www.gwresources.com.
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