ECO Resources, Inc. (Southwest Water Co., Subsidiary)
Awarded $3Million Contract

WEST COVINA, Calif. (BUSINESS WIRE) - ECO Resources Inc., a Southwest Water Co. subsidiary, will generate approximately $3 million in revenues within a five-year period from four new water and wastewater contracts in the Austin, Texas area.

ECO Resources will provide operations, billing and collection, maintenance, meter reading and bookkeeping for more than 21,000 people at River Place, Wells Branch, Block House and Springwoods Municipal Utility Districts.

"We have significantly increased our contract operations business in the Austin area," said Tony Garnier, president of Southwest Water Co. "I'm pleased that this success adds to the company's existing multimillion-dollar revenue backlog."

Garnier attributes the multiple contract awards to the ECO Resources reputation for award-winning operations. The company expanded its normal operations to include parks management, pool maintenance and deed restrictions enforcement for three of the utility districts.

Based in Sugar Land, Texas, ECO Resources is a wholly owned contract operations subsidiary of Southwest Water Co. ECO Resources provides management, operations and maintenance for water and wastewater facilities. The company provides customized, full-service contracts for cities, utility districts and private companies throughout the United States.

ECO Resources' Austin operations are located at 9511 Ranch Road, 620 North, Austin, Texas 78726; www.ecoresources.com.

California-based Southwest Water Co., founded in 1946, operates and manages water supply and wastewater treatment systems for more than 40 communities. The company contracts to manage and operate city, utility district and private company water and wastewater facilities and owns regulated public utilities.