"EPCOR is a recognized leader in safety and operational excellence, and our team's experience and expertise runs very deep," said Joe Gysel, President of EPCOR USA. "We are pleased to have reached an agreement with the owners of Brooke to purchase the system and become the new owner and operator. We look forward to bringing our track record of operational, safety and customer service excellence to Brooke's customers."
Located in unincorporated La Paz County, Brooke is located near the Town of Parker along the Colorado River in western Arizona and 45 minutes away from EPCOR's existing service area in Lake Havasu City. Brooke currently serves approximately 2,100 water customers.
"EPCOR will bring the right blend of expertise, long-term commitment, and customer-focused operations to Brooke customers," noted Tom Jamieson, Manager of Brooke. "We're very pleased to be entering into this ownership transition process."
EPCOR USA has agreed to acquire Brooke's assets and operations, including its water rights, subject to regulatory approval by the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC).
Brooke Water will mark EPCOR USA's 8th acquisition in Arizona.
EPCOR USA is among the largest private water utilities in the Southwest and the largest in Arizona. In addition to regulated water and wastewater service in Arizona and New Mexico, EPCOR USA delivers wholesale water services and regulated natural gas services in Texas. Today, EPCOR USA provides service to approximately 665,000 people in 44 unique communities.
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