American Water awarded Joint Base San Antonio water contract

American Water‘s Military Service Group has been awarded a contract to own, operate and maintain the water and wastewater systems at Joint Base San Antonio in Texas, the Camden-based water and wastewater utility company announced Friday.

“Our continued partnership with the Department of Defense to provide safe, clean and reliable water and wastewater service to our nation’s servicemen and women, and the families and civilians that support our country’s readiness, is a point of pride for American Water,” Susan Story, CEO and president of American Water, said. “The addition of Joint Base San Antonio expands American Water’s footprint in Texas to include one of the nation’s largest military communities, and brings the total number of military bases served to 15.”

JBSA, which is home to the highest number of students and the largest hospital and Level I trauma center across all of the DoD’s installations, expands over 46,539 acres and supports more than 250,000 personnel.

The total contract value is $448 million over a 50-year period, American Water said. It is subject to annual economic price adjustments.