Iowa American Water acquires water system of Blue Grass city, Iowa

Iowa American Water has acquired the City of Blue Grass, Iowa’s water system for $1.3m, a move that will see addition of around 650 customers.

Located around 10 miles west of Davenport, the city of Blue Grass has a population of about 1,600 residents.

Blue Grass voters supported the sale of their water system to Iowa American Water in a special election referendum last year.

Iowa American Water president Randy Moore said: “We look forward to serving the residents of Blue Grass as their new local water service provider.

“Iowa American Water already provides water to several communities in eastern Iowa, so this is a good fit for us and a continuation of our efforts to expand our presence across Iowa.”

Further, the existing metre reading equipment and billing systems are compatible with those of Iowa American Water, and as a result Blue Grass residents need not change their existing water metres.

Blue Grass Mayor Tim Brandenburg said: “The sale of the Blue Grass water system to Iowa American Water is a step forward for our city.

“With all of the water quality regulations and challenges water suppliers today must deal with, this sale is the best long-term, permanent and reliable solution to address Blue Grass’ water supply needs.”

 Iowa American Water is a subsidiary of American Water.

It offers water services to around 212,000 people in the state of Iowa.

Established in 1886, American Water is a publicly-traded water and wastewater utility company providing drinking water, wastewater and other related services to about 15 million people in 47 US states and Ontario, Canada.