Artesian's Joanne C. Rufft Receives the 2014 Women in Water Award From the Delaware Rural Water Association

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NEWARK, Del., March 14, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Artesian Resources Corporation (Nasdaq:ARTNA) announced today that Joanne C. Rufft, Director of Community Relations and Environmental Initiatives, was awarded the 2014 Women in Water Award from the Delaware Rural Water Association (DRWA).

At a luncheon on February 26, 2014, during DRWA's 24th Annual Technical and Conference Exhibition held on the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington, Ms. Rufft was presented with the 2014 Women in Water Award. The award recognized Rufft for her performance and dedication and the positive impact she has had on the water industry. Rufft, who has been in the water industry for 25 years, administers Artesian's community, environmental, conservation and education programs and events. She directs Artesian's participation in the annual Christina River Watershed Cleanup, now in its 23rd year. Her educational outreach program to local schools, both in Delaware and Maryland, has taught thousands of schoolchildren about the importance of water and the way we need to protect and preserve it for future generations. Rufft also takes the lead on many of Artesian's community, charity and public service events. "Joanne's efforts on behalf of environmental issues serve as an example for all of us. She leads by example and her hard work and dedication play a significant role in the company's successful conservation and educational mission," said Dian C. Taylor, Chair, President and CEO of Artesian Resources Corporation.

About Artesian

Artesian Resources Corporation operates as the holding company of wholly-owned subsidiaries offering water, wastewater services and related services on the Delmarva Peninsula. Artesian Water Company, the principal subsidiary, is the oldest and largest investor-owned public water utility on the Delmarva Peninsula, and has been providing water service since 1905. Artesian supplies 7.3 billion gallons of water per year through 1,182 miles of water main to about 300,000 people.

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