American Water to manage Sioux City wastewater facility

The Sioux City Council on Monday night selected American Water to manage the operation and expansion of the city's wastewater facility. The 20-year, $114 million contract is one of the largest such contracts in the country...

Sep 29th, 2004

SIOUX CITY, IA, Sept. 28, 2004 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Sioux City Council on Monday night selected American Water to manage the operation and expansion of the city's wastewater facility. The 20-year, $114 million contract is one of the largest such contracts in the country.

American Water Services, a subsidiary of American Water, will partner with Sioux City to manage its existing treatment plant while implementing an estimated $26.1 million capital expansion project over the next two years.

"This is a huge endorsement for American Water's expertise in operating and maintaining major U.S. wastewater facilities," said Walter Lynch, president, American Water Services. "Our proposal will deliver a greatly improved wastewater plant, which we believe will benefit each and every Sioux City resident for at least the next 20 years."

"We are partnering with American Water to manage the Sioux City wastewater facility after a rigorous selection process that has looked closely at our long-term requirements," said Paul Nolan, director of environmental service for Sioux City. "American Water proposed a solution that is not only highly cost effective, but will make significant improvements to our current facility and maintain a consistently high standard throughout the life of the contract."

The upgraded wastewater treatment facility will have increased capacity to treat 24 million gallons of wastewater per day, up from its current level of around 14 million gallons. This will deliver additional capacity to provide for any future expansion in the number of residents and businesses in the city. Furthermore, the new facilities will include state-of-the-art odor control, and will contribute to the improvement of the Missouri River's water quality.

"This is a good example of the great benefits that public private partnerships can deliver, and which will be important in meeting the future water and wastewater needs in the U.S.," said Walter Lynch.

About American Water
With a history of over 100 years, American Water (www.amwater.com) provides high quality water, wastewater, and other related services, serving 20 million customers in 29 states. American Water is part of RWE Thames Water, and through their combined expertise, continue the tradition of providing customers with superior quality service while gaining access to new technologies, research and development, and global experience in service, customer satisfaction and security.

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