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Fitch Teleconference: U.S. Water & Sewer Utilities April 15 at 2 p.m. EDT
Fitch Ratings will hold a teleconference to discuss Fitch's municipal water and sewer utilities in the U.S., an extremely creditworthy debt sector with virtually no default history during the past quarter century. Press Release_ 4/13/04

Fitch rates Garland, Texas $77.5 million water and sewer revenue bonds 'AA'

The Rating Outlook is Stable.  Press Release_ 4/13/04

March, 2004

Fitch Rates $89.9 million Imperial Irrigation District 2004 water revenue certificates of participation 'AA-'.

The rating reflects the Imperial Irrigation District water system's essential role as the major recipient and holder of California's share of Colorado River water. Press Release/Business Wire 3/22/04

December, 2003

Fitch rates Utah's Mountain Regional Special Service Water District $33 million bonds 'BBB.'  Business Wire 12/16/03

Moody's downgrades Atlanta's water and sewer bonds to Baa1 from A2. Outlook negative. Actions affect $1.72 billion in Water and Sewer Revenue Bonds. Atlanta Business Chronicle 12/3/03

November, 2003

Moody's changes rating outlook of Southern California Water Co. and its parent American States Water Co. to negative from stable.  Reuters 11/26/03

Moody's drops rating of SUEZ subsidiary United Waterworks Inc. from stable to negative.  Reuters 11/26/03

Moody's reviews the ratings of American Water Capital Corp., for possible downgrade. American Water Capital is a subsidiary of American Water Works, which is owned by Germany's RWE AG.  Reuters 11/26/03

October, 2003

Fitch upgrades Mansfield, Texas $31.4 million water and wastewater revenue bonds to `AA-'.  Business Wire 10/22/03

Fitch Ratings assigns 'A+' to Lehigh County, Pennsylvania authority's $3.9 million water bonds.  Business Wire 10/13/03

Fitch rates $329.8 milion Massachusetts Water Abatement Trust bonds 'AAA.'  Business Wire

Orange County, Florida's $122.7 million public service tax refunding and improvement revenue bonds get Fitch   'AA-' rating. Outlook stable.  Business Wire

Dover, Delaware's   $7.96 million water and sewer revenue refunding bonds rated 'A' by Fitch. Outlook stable.  Business Wire

Renton, Washington's $8.2 million water and sewer bonds rated by Fitch at 'AA-.' Outlook stable.

Central Utah Water Conservancy District gets a Fitch 'AA' rating for its $9.1 million general obligation refunding bonds. Outlook stable.  Business Wire

Stamford, Conn. water authority to issue bonds for first time. Rating is 'AAA' for the $12.8 million sewer bonds.  The Advocate

Fitch rates Miami $275 million water and sewer bonds 'A+.' Outlook negative. Largest water utility in SE may face rate increases. Business Wire

Fitch rates New York City Municipal Water Finance Authority's $225 milion water and sewer revenue bonds  'AA'. Business Wire/Yahoo

Fitch Ratings assigns its underlying 'AA' rating to the city of Jacksonville, Florida's approximately $159.7 million transportation revenue bonds.

Fitch assigns 'AAA' rating to to the New York State Environmental Facilities Corp.'s approximately $55 million state clean water and drinking water revolving funds revenue bonds.

Fitch rates Nassau County, Florida's approximately $18.5 million water and sewer system revenue bonds 'A-'. County took over in March from Florida Water Systems.

Standard & Poors removes water utility Pennsylvania Suburban Water Co. from CreditWatch with negative implications and affirms its A+ corporate credit rating. Reuters

August

Fitch Ratings assigns 'AA' rating to the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California's approximately $105.6 million water revenue bonds. Negotiated sale next week. Business Wire
The Denver Board of Water Commissioners' planned sale of $77.2 million in water revenue bonds, set for Sept. 10, gets "AA+" rating by Fitch Ratings of San Francisco. Denver Business Journal

Northumbrian Water under pressure to improve its credit rating. Standard & Poors drops it two notches to triple B after takeover by a consortium of institutional investors. ITV.com

AA+ rating for Hillsborough, Ca. water bonds.

 

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