Water district extends Veolia partnership

The Hardin County Water District No. 1 (Radcliff, KY) approved an approximate $33-million, 17.5-year contract agreement with Veolia Water North America -- South LLC for the operation and management of the Radcliff Wastewater systems. The District and Veolia Water teamed up in 2002 to win a competition and assume ownership and management of the Fort Knox Wastewater and Storm Water systems. The operational excellence established by that partnership was a key driver behind the extension...

• Public-private partnership will result in lower sewer rates for residents

HOUSTON, TX, March 5, 2008 -- The Hardin County Water District No. 1 of Radcliff, Ky., approved an approximate $33-million, 17.5-year contract agreement with Veolia Water North America -- South LLC (Veolia Water) for the operation and management of the newly acquired Radcliff Wastewater systems. The District and Veolia Water teamed together in 2002 to win a competition and assume ownership and management of the Fort Knox Wastewater and Storm Water systems. The overall operational excellence established by that partnership, along with anticipated lower sewer rates for Radcliff residents, were the two key drivers behind the extension.

"The District and Veolia Water have established a public-private-partnership that is providing superior service to federal, county and city customers," said Jim Bruce, general manager of the Hardin County Water District No. 1. "We are pleased to grow our network and customer base through demonstrated service to customers."

The agreement calls for the operation, management and maintenance of Radcliff's 4-million-gallon-per-day wastewater treatment plant, 57 lift stations and 130 miles of sewer lines to serve 8,800 customers.

"We are grateful for the District's long-term vote of confidence and will continue to serve the District's customers with exceptional and cost-effective wastewater treatment services," said Jeff Kowal, president, Veolia Water North America -- South LLC.

Veolia Water North America -- South LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Veolia Water North America, a leading provider of comprehensive water and wastewater services to municipal and industrial customers.

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