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SEVERN TRENT OPENS THE DOOR TO U.S. MARKET

 SEVERN TRENT OPENS THE DOOR TO U.S. MARKET
 RADNOR, Pa., Dec. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Severn Trent Plc, through its


subsidiary Severn Trent (U.S.) Inc., today announced the acquisition of an award-winning U.S. water and wastewater management company as part of its continuing expansion into international markets.
 Pennsylvania-based PSC Environmental Services Inc. (PSC/ES) runs seven operating contracts for water and wastewater plants in eastern Pennsylvania. PSC/ES was previously part of the Philadelphia Suburban Corporation (NYSE: PSC) group of companies.
 Managing director of Severn Trent International, the overseas arm of Severn Trent Plc, Rennie Quinn, said, "This acquisition is a significant development in our plans to become a world leader in the water business.
 "PSC/ES is recognized as a top quality company in the contract operations field and recently won an EPA award for the performance of one of its plants."
 President of PSC/ES, Pete Lau, said, "Our customers can rest assured that the good things they have come to expect will continue. We and Severn Trent are fully committed to continuing the development of a truly first class operational management service."
 Severn Trent Plc is one of the major water and waste management companies in the world, with an annual turnover in excess of $1 billion. Severn Trent Water Ltd. is the core business, employing the majority of Severn Trent's workforce of around 9,500 and provides water services to more than 8 million people in the heartland of Britain.
 Severn Trent is exporting its expertise abroad, presently focusing on markets in the United States and Europe, in particular Belgium, Germany and Italy.
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 /CONTACT: Tom Gorman, president of Severn Trent (U.S.), 215-687-5669/
 (PSC) CO: Severn Trent (U.S.) Inc.; PSC Environmental Services Inc. ST: Pennsylvania IN: SU: TNM


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