New Jersey American Water acquires Roxbury Water Co.

New Jersey American Water, a Voorhees-based water and wastewater utility, has acquired the Roxbury Water Co., a water utility serving approximately 4,000 customer accounts in Morris County’s Roxbury Township.

The acquisition was approved by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities on Dec. 18, NJAW said.

“New Jersey American Water is proud to be the new water service provider for our new Roxbury customers. We have been providing safe, reliable service to customers in the state for more than a century, and we are committed to ensuring a smooth transition and delivering that same standard of excellence to these new customers,” Deb Degillio, president of NJAW, said.

Under terms of the deal, Roxbury Water Co.’s two field employees will join NJAW to ensure a smooth transition.

Also, in addition to the 4,000 new customers, the deal has helped strengthen NJAW’s ability to provide water in the Highlands Region. Roxbury Water’s assets and systems will also become part of NJAW’s North Operations region, which serves more than 90,000 customer accounts in 32 municipalities in Bergen, Essex, Hunterdon, Morris, Passaic, Somerset and Warren counties.