ClearWater Solutions and Midwest Water Operations have come together. This merger creates a 400-employee company providing water and wastewater operations and maintenance services to municipalities and private utilities in 12 states across the greater Southeastern United States.
“This partnership is an incredible opportunity for our organizations to enhance our combined service offerings and draw on a larger footprint to better serve these communities which we are so passionate about,” said Steve Cawood, CEO of CWS.
“We believe this merger will accelerate our organic expansion and provide additional career, development, and growth opportunities for our people,” said Rick Ailiff, president of CWS.
“We are thrilled to be joining forces with the people at ClearWater Solutions. It has been a pleasure getting to know one another throughout this process, and we see many similarities in how these two organizations operate,” said Ben Kuenzel, president of MWO.
“MWO has historically been focused on O&M for private water and wastewater utilities. With CWS, not only can we serve private utilities across a broader geographic footprint, but we also see tremendous opportunity to serve municipal clients in our key states,” said Terry Merritt, vice president of MWO.
CWS and MWO are like-minded in their vision of creating a leading regional operations and maintenance company that is truly an extension of the communities they serve, providing clean drinking water to the public and ensuring treated wastewater is free of harmful contaminants, the company said.
“Together, we are poised to continue our shared mission across this larger footprint and beyond. This combination makes us both stronger and ensures we have the resources and scale to ambitiously grow, provide opportunities for our people, and serve our communities in new and exciting ways. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any inquiries!” the company said in a statement.