Wastewater maintenance contract signed for New York

Suez Environnement subsidiary United Water has secured a five-year contract worth $6.5 million with the town of Poughkeepsie, New York, to operate, maintain and manage its Arlington and Country Club wastewater treatment facilities...

HARRINGTON PARK, NY, August 8, 2011 -- Suez Environnement subsidiary United Water has secured a five-year contract worth $6.5 million with the town of Poughkeepsie, New York, to operate, maintain and manage its Arlington and Country Club wastewater treatment facilities.

As a part of the contract, United Water will make improvements to the Arlington Facility including disinfection system modifications as well as needed safety improvements.

Additionally, sludge incineration will be discontinued at the facility to help reduce electrical and fossil fuel use, as well as the carbon footprint of the facility.

The wastewater facilities serve about 15,000 residents. The Arlington Facility has an average dry weather daily flow of 2.5 million gallon a day (MGD) and a design capacity of 4 MGD. The Country Club Facility has an average dry weather daily flow of 40,000 gallons a day and a design capacity of 60,000 gallons a day.

Stephan L. Krakower, town councilman, said: "In these difficult economic times, the town must investigate all opportunities to reduce costs and improve efficiencies in the delivery of services to our residents. The partnership between the town and United Water is the result of a comprehensive effort to understand how best to deliver sewer services in a cost effective manner."

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