Dian C. Taylor of Artesian Resources Corporation Receives Lifetime Achievement Award From the Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting

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NEWARK, Del., March 18, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Artesian Resources Corporation (Nasdaq:ARTNA) announced today that Dian C. Taylor, Chair, President and CEO, was the recipient of the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting on February 22, 2014.

The Lifetime Achievement Award, established in 2012, is given for on-going distinguished contributions to the water industry. Taylor was awarded the distinction this year for her significant contributions and accomplishments as the 4th generation of the Taylor Family to lead Artesian and for her efforts with regard to her stewardship of the local environment. Among these efforts, Artesian is a founding and continuing partner in the annual Christina River Watershed Clean-up, the largest environmental cleanup in the area, which will celebrate its 23rd year in 2014. Taylor also established Artesian's Water Education Program in local schools. This successful initiative has now reached nearly 20,000 children across the Delmarva Peninsula, teaching them the principles of environmental protection and water conservation. She was instrumental in establishing the award winning Artesian Water Recycling Partnership with the Town of Middletown, Delaware. This partnership was created to encourage and support the use of reclaimed water for agricultural irrigation and other uses and was awarded the Government Award by the Water Resource Association of the Delaware River Basin. More than 2.5 million gallons of water is saved each day by this project.

Dian Taylor joins Henry R. Hidell III, global water expert who received the award in 2013 and James M. Stevens, Sr., bottled water industry creator who received the award in 2012.

The Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting was held in historic Berkeley Springs, West Virginia and has been a tradition for 24 years. It brings together more than 125 water samples from across the country and around the globe in several categories including tap and bottled water. The culmination of the weekend activities is the announcement of the winners of the best tasting water contests in several categories and the presentation of awards. For more information about the winners, please go to www.berkeleysprings.com.

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.

CONTACT: Nicki Taylor Investor Relations (302) 453-6900 ntaylor@artesianwater.com

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