Hawaii Water Service Receives Hawaii Public Utilities Commission Approval to Acquire HOH Utilities

Waikoloa, Hawaii—Hawaii Water Service (Hawaii Water) has received approval from the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (Commission) to acquire the assets of HOH Utilities, LLC., moving the utility one step closer to establishing operations on Kauai.  Hawaii Water is a subsidiary of California Water Service Group (Group) (NYSE: CWT).

HOH Utilities is a wastewater utility in the growing Poipu and Koloa area of Kauai County. With the acquisition, Hawaii Water will own and manage the utility, which currently serves almost 1,800 residential, commercial, and resort customers, including three hotels, condominiums, multi-family housing, a golf course, and single-family homes. The sale remains subject to customary closing conditions.

“We appreciate the trust the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission has in our team and expertise to provide quality, service, and value to residents, businesses, and visitors on Kauai island,” said Martin A. Kropelnicki, Group President and CEO. “We look forward to working with HOH Utilities to complete the acquisition and welcome their customers to our ohana.”

Hawaii Water currently provides water, wastewater, and/or recycled water utility services to almost 6,000 customers, including a number of large resorts and condominium complexes, in the communities of Ka‘anapali, Pukalani, Kalaeloa, Kapalua, Kapolei, Waikoloa, North Kona Coast, and Kohala Coast on Maui, Oahu, and the Big Island, respectively. Hawaii Water’s services include meter reading, water quality testing, water and wastewater treatment, water system design and construction, and customer service.

Hawaii Water is a wholly owned subsidiary of California Water Service Group, which also includes California Water Service, New Mexico Water Service, Washington Water Service, and Texas Water Service, a utility holding company. Together, these companies provide regulated and non-regulated utility service to more than 2 million people in over 100 California, Hawaii, New Mexico, Texas, and Washington communities.  Group’s common stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “CWT.”  Additional information is available online at www.calwatergroup.com.