Derry Township-based Pennsylvania American Water Co. spent about $3.8 million to acquire five municipal and privately owned water and wastewater systems in Butler, Clarion and Northumberland counties.
Pennsylvania American Water, which is already the largest water utility in the commonwealth and part of publicly traded American Water Works Co. Inc., added assets that serve about 1,200 residents in those three counties.
In Clarion County, it purchased the wastewater system in Shippenville and water system in Paint Township.
The water and wastewater assets of the McEwensville Municipal Authority were added in Northumberland County, as was the water system owned by the Abbey Woods Homeowners Association in Jackson Township, Butler County.
Pennsylvania American Water serves about 2.2 million people in Pennsylvania.