AmericanAnglian Signs $1.4 million
Contract for Moore County, NC

MOORE COUNTY, N.C. (BUSINESS WIRE) - July 13,1999-- AmericanAnglian has signed a $1.4 million contract to operate, maintain and manage the Moore County Wastewater Treatment System, including the 6.7 MGD treatment plant, pump stations and 20 miles of collection system.

The system serves the Towns of Aberdeen, Carthage, Pine Bluff, Pinehurst and Southern Pines. Existing employees of the system became AmericanAnglian employees July 1, 1999.

By partnering with AmericanAnglian, Moore County will realize cost savings while assuring the continued provision of the highest quality wastewater service. The region is experiencing significant growth and the facility is currently operating at 80% of its capacity. Plans are underway for a plant expansion, increasing the current capacity to 12 MGD to meet this projected growth.

"AmericanAnglian has several clients in North Carolina and operates the 24 MGD wastewater treatment facility in Danville, Virginia. We are as confident in the success of our new partnership with Moore County as with these clients," said Peter Simpson, AmericanAnglian's Senior Vice President of Operations. "We are committed to developing a long-term relationship with the County and are excited about serving the various communities that make up this system."

"Moore County is excited about working with AmericanAnglian, and we look forward to developing a good working relationship over the next few years and into the future," said Michael Griffin, Assistant County Manager.

AmericanAnglian, headquartered in Marlton, New Jersey, a limited partnership between American Water Works Company and Britain's Anglian Water Plc, specializes in water and wastewater public/private partnerships.

Contact: AmericanAnglian Scott Lewis, 910/281-3146