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Limestone Water, A Division of Central States Water Resources, Enters Tennessee Market

Limestone Water, A Division of Central States Water Resources, Enters Tennessee Market

Tennessee Public Utility Commission approves sale of Aqua Utilities Company Inc.

ST. LOUIS– The Tennessee Public Utility Commission has approved the purchase of a water and wastewater system in Tennessee by Limestone Water Operating Company (Limestone Water), a division of Central States Water Resources (CSWR).

“We are grateful to be able to bring clean, safe and reliable water resources to Tennesseans,” said Josiah Cox, President and CEO of Limestone Water. “We are proud to now be a part of the Volunteer State’s economy and ecosystem.”

Limestone Water acquired Aqua Utilities Company Inc., a water and wastewater system, based in Hardin County, Tenn.

Limestone Water and its parent company, CSWR, often acquire water systems that are dangerous — often containing dangerous pathogens unknown to customers — and quickly invest in new technologies to ensure communities have safe and reliable water resources.

Limestone Water serves approximately 401 water customers and 354 sewer customers in Tennessee. Under the new agreement, customers will receive the same rates.


Founded in 2014, Central States Water Resources (CSWR) is one of the fifteen largest investor-owned utilities in the United States. In 2019 – 2020 alone, CSWR invested more than $70 million to acquire and transform critical water infrastructure using technology and innovation to bring safe, reliable, and environmentally responsible water resources to more than 120,000 customers across Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas. Learn more about CSWR at CentralStatesWaterResources.com.