Middlesex Water Company to Observe World Water Day at the NASDAQ MarketSite

ISELIN, N.J., March 18, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Middlesex Water Company (Nasdaq:MSEX), a leading provider of water, wastewater and related services primarily in New Jersey and Delaware has announced that Dennis W. Doll, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Middlesex Water Company, will join with CEOs of Connecticut Water Service, Inc., The York Water Company and Artesian Resources Corporation and various company and industry representatives in ringing The NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell on Thursday, March 21 at 4:00 p.m. ET.

The companies represent the four investor-owned water companies listed on The NASDAQ Stock Market. Also joining Middlesex Water, will be Michael Deane, Executive Director of the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC), a national trade association representing all aspects of the private water service industry. Mr. Doll was elected President of NAWC in October 2013.

"Our companies continue to deliver a vital service to large populations every day and work to ensure the reliability of water infrastructure in addition to all other aspects of service delivery. It is an honor to share in this observance of World Water Day as we work together to ensure this fragile resource is never taken for granted," said Doll. "It's particularly fitting that this year's World Water Day theme is the relationship between water and energy as this reflects strategic initiatives in our company, having expanded beyond our suite of water, wastewater, contract operations, and ancillary services to include renewable energy as related to the water/energy nexus," added Doll.

Middlesex Water unveiled a renewable energy public private partnership at the Village of Ridgewood, New Jersey's wastewater treatment plant in late 2013, whereby electricity is now being produced from the plant's wastewater treatment process.

A live webcast of the NASDAQ Closing Bell will be available at: http://www.nasdaq.com/about/marketsitetowervideo.asx. A video of the ceremony will also be posted on the Investor Relations section of Middlesex Water's website at www.middlesexwater.com following the ceremony.

About Middlesex Water Company

Middlesex Water Company was incorporated as a water utility company in 1897 and owns and operates regulated water utility and wastewater systems in New Jersey, Delaware and Pennsylvania. The Company also operates water and wastewater systems under contract on behalf of municipal and private clients in New Jersey and Delaware. For additional information regarding Middlesex Water Company, visit www.middlesexwater.com and join our community on Facebook.

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This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including, among others, statements pertaining to our long-term strategy and expectations, the status of our acquisition program, the impact of our acquisitions, the impact of current and projected rate requests and the impact of our capital program on our environmental compliance. There are important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements including: general economic business conditions, unfavorable weather conditions, the success of certain cost containment initiatives, changes in regulations or regulatory treatment, availability and the cost of capital, the success of growth initiatives and other factors discussed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

CONTACT: Bernadette Sohler, Vice President - Corporate Affairs Middlesex Water Company 1500 Ronson Road Iselin, NJ 08830 bsohler@middlesexwater.com (732) 638-7549

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