In 2017, Inframark became an independent, American-owned and operated utility infrastructure company. Founded on the concepts of pure alignment, pure accountability, and pure accessibility, we set out to completely change the way people viewed and interacted with their utility providers. Today, Inframark stands alone as the largest privately-owned provider of contract water and wastewater operational services. We are proud to say that we have evolved into the premier utility infrastructure provider in the State of Texas. Today, we have a big announcement to share with all of you. Effective April 19th, Environment Development Partners has joined the Inframark family.
Bringing EDP and Inframark together will produce a robust Texas workforce of more than 600 dedicated employees spanning some 250 special utility districts, cities, water supply corporations, and commercial/industrial entities, providing water and wastewater service to over 600,000 people. This transaction will allow our employees to better serve our customers with greater efficiency and lower cost of service.
We are excited to bring both groups together to create the largest and most dynamic customer-centric and client-focused organization ever in the great state of Texas.