NCPPP honors SUEZ with innovation award for wastewater operation in New York
SUEZ Environnement North America announced that its subsidiary United Water has received an award for innovation from the National Council for Public-Private Partnerships for its wastewater operation in Nassau County, N.Y.
|Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, Chief Deputy County Executive Rob Walker & United Water's Gary Albertson receive NCPPP's award. (Business Wire)|
BOSTON, MA, July 22, 2015 -- SUEZ Environnement North America, an environmental services firm, recently announced that its subsidiary United Water has received an award for innovation from the National Council for Public-Private Partnerships (NCPPP) for its wastewater operation in Nassau County, N.Y. The award ceremony took place at P3 Connect 2015 conference at The Westin Copley Place, Boston.
SUEZ began its 20-year contract with Nassau County in January 2015 to operate and manage the county's sewage treatment plants and collection system. The historic public-private partnership (P3) safeguards the environment, strengthens the quality of life in communities surrounding the treatment plants and saves the taxpayers a guaranteed minimum of $230 million during the term of the agreement.
"My administration has continued to seek public-private partnerships that enhance county services while saving taxpayer dollars," said Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano. "This contract is a milestone for Nassau County and a commitment to improving the quality of life for every resident. Working with Suez Environnement, we can look forward to a day when health is restored to our bays and our way of life in Nassau County which has all but disappeared makes a dramatic comeback."
"Through the National Public-Private Partnership Awards program, NCPPP recognizes those organizations and individuals going above and beyond to advance the concept and implementation of public-private partnerships across the country," said NCPPP President Art Smith. "We are proud to recognize innovators and leaders whose work serves as exemplary partnership models."
About SUEZ Environnement
SUEZ Environnement (Paris: SEV, Brussels: SEVB) supplies drinking water to 92 million people, delivers wastewater treatment services to 65 million, collects waste produced by almost 50 million, recovers 14 million tons of waste each year, and produces 5,138 GWh of local and renewable energy. With 80,990 employees, the company, which is present on all five continents, is a key player in a circular economy for the sustainable management of resources. SUEZ Environnement generated total revenues of €14.3 billion in 2014. For more information, visit www.suez-environnement.com.