KIAWAH ISLAND, SC – – SouthWest Water Company has announced that it has completed the purchase of KIU Holdings, L.L.C. from , Kiawah Partners, a company that is the prime developer of Kiawah Island.
Kiawah Island Utility, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of KIU Holdings, is a Public Service Commission of South Carolina regulated water utility that provides water and wastewater services to Kiawah Island.
SouthWest Water Company is a privately-owned American water company with resources that utilize local management and decision-making to own, operate and manage regulated water and wastewater utility systems serving over 500,000 residents in Alabama, California, Oklahoma, Texas and South Carolina.
SouthWest Water Company serves communities nationwide through water and wastewater utility ownership in service to the stewardship of the world’s most valuable resource. Their focus is on the entire water cycle, from its point of origin through sourcing, transporting, treating, distributing, collection and recycling, and operating efficient and environmentally responsible water and wastewater systems.
“This transaction complements our overall goal of providing efficient, expert, and custom delivery of water services. This investment represents an important strategic opportunity to offer dependable, high-quality water that meets all federal and state health and safety standards and to offer courteous and responsive service,” said Mike Quinn, Chief Executive Officer of SouthWest Water Company. “This acquisition also adds to our capacity and geographic presence to treat and manage water for these communities.”
The purchase price was not disclosed, but Quinn emphasized that SouthWest Water Company will complete the build out of the new pipeline project currently under contract to provide a redundant water supply line to the Island for enhanced safety and reliability.
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About Kiawah Island Utility – – Kiawah Island Utility, Inc. (KIU) was incorporated in 1975 and has about 4,000 water and wastewater customers. Its annual total water sales are about 800 million gallons and it treats about 170 million gallons of wastewater per year. Utilizing an experienced and dedicated staff of 14 people, they maintain 148 miles of transmission and collection lines, 51 sewage lift stations, and 120 pumps while preserving a stellar environmental record.