WASTEWATER TREATMENT: American Water Awarded Contract to Build New Wastewater Plant in N.Y.

American Water (NYSE: AWK), the largest investor-owned U.S. water and wastewater utility company, announced that its subsidiary, Applied Water Management, has been awarded a $4.5 million contract from Home Properties Inc. (NYSE: HME) to build a wastewater treatment plant in Islip, N.Y. This is the second contract awarded to the company by Home Properties in the last two months.

The plant will treat 152,250 gallons a day and serve approximately 1,700 people.

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.

In July 2010, Home Properties awarded a similar contract to Applied Water Management for another plant in Islip that is also currently operated by the company.

?We are pleased to continue our relationship with Home Properties, and to be able to provide this solution to help meet the needs of this community,? 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.?

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