Greentech Lead America: Middlesex Water Company, a
provider of water and wastewater and related services, announced that its
subsidiary, Utility Service Affiliates, has signed a ten-year agreement with
the Borough of Avalon to operate and manage the Borough’s water, wastewater and
storm water collection systems.
“Middlesex Water Company has a stellar reputation
with its management of other water and sewer systems throughout the state. This
new ten-year agreement will provide long term stability for the utility while
allowing us to keep maintenance and capital costs down,” said Martin
Pagliughi, Avalon Mayor.
Middlesex Water Company will replace the New Jersey
American Water Company as the management company responsible for the day to day
operations of the utility. Middlesex Water Company will be responsible for
billing operations, meter installations, customer service issues, emergency
response involving water and sewer line breaks.
The New Jersey American Water Company is working with
Middlesex Water Company during the first six months of 2012 to make the
transition as seamless as possible.
Middlesex Water Company was awarded the contract based on
its commitment to Avalon, excellent references, confidence in a smooth
transition, and a reasonable pricing model.
The company will employ between three to six people
working full time in the Borough at all times to handle day to day operations
including the maintenance of well stations and pumping stations; conducting
inspections; and installing water meters.
“Our team looks forward to serving customer needs
and to leveraging our technical expertise and our commitment to operational
excellence for the benefit of Borough residents,” said Dennis W. Doll,
Middlesex Water president and CEO.
Middlesex Water Company recently reported a decline of
6.2 percent in net income for the year ended December 31, 2011