City of Gloucester partners with Veolia to operate water and wastewater systems

March 31, 2017
New eight-year contract to manage potable water and wastewater treatment facilities serving the community. 

BOSTON, MARCH 31, 2017 — As the city's operations and maintenance (O&M) partner since 2009, Veolia Water North America - Northeast LLC (Veolia) was recently awarded a new eight-year contract to manage the potable water and wastewater treatment facilities serving the community of Gloucester, Mass.

"Protecting our waterways and ensuring safe drinking water for our residents has always been a top priority of the City of Gloucester," said Director of Public Works Michael Hale. "We're fortunate to have a like-minded partner in Veolia that prioritizes the health and safety of our community and the environment above all else. Through this collaboration over the past seven years, Veolia has helped to deliver superb water quality and treatment services, while supporting the city in advancing millions of dollars in infrastructure improvements."

Through this publicly bid contract, Veolia is responsible for operating a 5.15 million gallons per day (MGD) primary wastewater treatment plant, two 5 MGD water filtration plants, a seasonal satellite water filtration plant, three water storage tanks with one booster pump station and two raw water transfer stations, while also managing the programs for residuals, industrial pretreatment, and fats oil and greases (FOG).

Due to Veolia's successful track-record in managing its water and wastewater infrastructure, the city recently awarded a separate eight-year contract to operate the community's sewage pump stations and residential sewer systems – an expanded scope of work that highlights Veolia's depth of O&M expertise and long-term commitment to the City of Gloucester.

"One of our most basic and essential needs as human beings is access to safe, clean drinking water," said John Gibson, president and COO of Veolia North America's Municipal & Commercial business. "As the city's O&M partner, we take this responsibility very seriously and we're honored to extend this contract with the City of Gloucester. The renewal of this partnership reflects the commitment by the city to continue delivering superior drinking water quality, operations compliance and safety, while also helping to protect the community's precious natural resources."

About Veolia
Veolia group is the global leader in optimized resource management. With over 163 000 employees worldwide, the Group designs and provides water, waste and energy management solutions that contribute to the sustainable development of communities and industries. Through its three complementary business activities, Veolia helps to develop access to resources, preserve available resources, and to replenish them. In 2016, the Veolia group supplied 100 million people with drinking water and 61 million people with wastewater service, produced 54 million megawatt hours of energy and converted 30 million metric tons of waste into new materials and energy. Veolia Environnement (listed on Paris Euronext: VIE) recorded consolidated revenue of €24.39 billion ($25.7 billion) in 2016.