California American Water acquired the Fruitridge Vista Water Company’s operating assets and has become the new water provider to its approximately 4,800 customers.
The transaction was finalized on February 4th and California American Water assumed operation of the system on that date.
Fruitridge Vista was a Class B Water Utility in south Sacramento County and is regulated by the California Public Utilities Commission. California American Water currently supplies water service to nearly 60,000 homes and businesses in the Sacramento region and nearly 180,000 customers within the State of California. Fruitridge Vista Water Company customers will now be served by California American Water's water treatment and distribution operators who are experts in their fields certified through the California State Water Resources Control Board's Division of Drinking Water. Professionals from the company’s water quality, engineering and finance groups will also lend their expertise.
California American Water staff have been working for the better part of a year to ensure a smooth integration for these new customers. This process includes billing and operational services as well as in-depth assessment and planning for Fruitridge’s most urgent capital investment needs.
"We are pleased to welcome the Fruitridge customers to the California American Water family,” said California American Water President Rich Svindland. "This acquisition will allow Fruitridge Vista customers to take advantage of our excellent conservation and customer service programs. We are also planning on improving the system and make the capital investments this system needs.”