Connecticut Water Rings NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell in Honor of World Water Day

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CLINTON, Conn., March 20, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Representatives of Connecticut Water Service Inc. (Nasdaq:CTWS) will join with water industry colleagues to ring the closing bell of the NASDAQ Stock Market today in celebration of World Water Day. The company's subsidiaries provide a reliable supply of high quality water and world-class customer service to approximately 400,000 people in 77 Connecticut and Maine towns.

Eric Thornburg, President and CEO of Connecticut Water, will be joined by company employees who are directly involved in the Company's sustainable water and environmental stewardship initiatives. Water industry colleagues from Middlesex Water Company, The York Water Company and Artesian Resources Corporation will join Connecticut Water in ringing the closing bell at 4:00 p.m. ET.

"We are proud to bring high quality water to hundreds of thousands of Connecticut and Maine residents each and every day," said Mr. Thornburg. "That is why we take water stewardship very seriously. We remain committed to ensuring that Connecticut's water resources are managed in a way that preserves the future use of water by people while protecting the environment. We are honored to be a part of this year's World Water Day celebration and will continue to show our commitment to sustainable water solutions and environmental stewardship through policies of land ownership, forest management and source protection."

Connecticut Water Service, Inc. is New England's largest publicly traded water company. The Company's public water utility subsidiaries are the Connecticut Water Company and the Maine Water Company. Connecticut Water Service reported 2013 earnings of $1.68 per share, which is an 8% increase over 2012. Connecticut Water Company was recently awarded a contract to supply water to the University of Connecticut campus in Storrs, CT.

The closing bell ceremony will be available for live viewing beginning at 3:45 p.m. ET at: http://www.nasdaq.com/about/marketsitetowervideo.asx.

Pictures and archived video of the closing ceremony will be available at: http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_events.stm

CONTACT: News Media Contact: Daniel J. Meaney, APR Director of Corporate Communications Connecticut Water Company. (860) 664 6016 dmeaney@ctwater.com

Source:Connecticut Water Service, Inc.