Many Warren County residents have begun to receive sewer utility bills, when previously they were not charged for the service. The sudden appearance of bills had many residents questioning their authenticity.
The bills are from Great River UOC, Inc. and they are valid. Great River UOC, a division of Central States Water Resources (CSWR), acquired 26 water and wastewater systems in Mississippi at the end of June.
Great River UOC will serve approximately 6,800 connections across the state of Mississippi. The company plans to invest more than $8 million in water and wastewater system improvements across the state.
The acquisition includes the following systems in Warren County:
- Affordable Homes of Vicksburg
- Culkin Utility Co.
- H&B Corporation
- Ironwood Utilities
- Pecan Village
- Ring Road Utility Company
- Utility One
- Wallace LTD
- West Coast Lumber Industries
As well as these systems in other counties:
- Belmor Lakes Utility (DeSoto County)
- Cedar Creek Development (Adams County)
- Coast Waterworks (Harrison County)
- Delta Rain (Lafayette and Tate counties)
- DeSoto Sewer (DeSoto County)
- King Farms Development (Lauderdale County)
- Lipe Waterworks Co. (Panola and Yalobusha counties)
- Oakland Waterworks (Adams County)
- Robertson Utilities of Oxford (Lafayette County)
- S2 Environmental (Hinds and Lamar counties)
- Shelby Place Utility of Oxford (Lafayette County)
- Taylor Greene Wastewater Processing (Lafayette County)
- The Lakes of Oxford Utility Company (Lafayette County)
- Twelve Oaks Utility Company (Lafayette and Union counties)
- Westover West Sewage Company Inc. (Lamar County)
- Pecan Lakes Utility (Forrest County)
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.See a typo? Report it here.