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NW Natural Water Company Joins NAWC as New Member

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NW Natural Water Company Joins NAWC as New Member

PHILADELPHIA AND PORTLAND, OR (August 10, 2020) The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) is pleased to welcome its new member, NW Natural Water Company, a subsidiary of NW Natural Holdings. NW Natural Water provides water distribution and wastewater services to communities throughout the Pacific Northwest and Texas. 

“NW Natural Water delivers vital water and wastewater services to thousands of Americans across Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Texas, and I’m confident this partnership will help them build upon their tradition of excellent service and superior water quality compliance,” said NAWC President and CEO, Robert F. Powelson. “We look forward to working with industry partners like NW Natural to deliver safe, clean and healthy water delivered reliably when customers need it.”

NW Natural Water continues to expand operations, while maintaining an unwavering commitment to superior customer service, responsible environmental stewardship and constructive regulatory engagement.

“NW Natural Water is excited to join the NAWC – the organization has a longstanding reputation in the water sector – and in particular has a deep understanding of water utility operators,” says Justin Palfreyman, president of NW Natural Water. “NAWC and NW Natural Water share a like minded commitment to providing safe, clean and reliable water service to keep communities healthy. We look forward to sharing best practices with other members as we continue to expand our water utilities business.”



NW Natural Holdings (NYSE: NWN), headquartered in Portland, Oregon, has been doing business for more than 160 years. It owns NW Natural Gas Company (NW Natural), NW Natural Water Company (NW Natural Water), and other business interests and activities. NW Natural Water currently provides water and wastewater utilities in communities throughout the Pacific Northwest and Texas. When outstanding transactions close, NW Natural Water expects to serve approximately 62,000 people through approximately 25,000 connections. Learn more about our water business at

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