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has inked a $4.5 million contract extension with the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans to provide IT services.

Under the deal, ACS will increase the array of services it provides for the board without added costs. Its services include operations, application maintenance, mainframe and network administration and new application development.

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"We're pleased to have renewed our contract with ACS, who has become more than a partner with the Board, post Katrina," Marcia St. Martin, director of the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans said in a statement. "The fact that ACS increased the scope of services without increasing its fees shows ACS' dedication to the recovery of New Orleans."

St. Martin said the company helped set up an offsite phone system to locate employees, worked with banks to make sure board employees were paid and developed communications in undamaged buildings to speed along the board's recovery after the hurricane.

ACS shares recently fell 76 cents to $51.87.