Veolia wins water/wastewater contract in CT

The city of New London, Conn. has signed a $59-million, 10-year contract agreement with Veolia Water North America -- Northeast, LLC (Veolia Water) for the operation and management of its water and wastewater systems. Following a competitive bid process, New London's city management and the Water and Water Pollution Control Authority (WWPCA) selected Veolia Water's proposal, which was centered on accountability, asset management, true partners and operational excellence...

Mar 28th, 2008

• $59-million contract is one of the largest U.S. water and wastewater systems managed by a public-private partnership

HOUSTON, TX, March 24, 2008 -- The city of New London, Conn. has signed a $59-million, 10-year contract agreement with Veolia Water North America -- Northeast, LLC (Veolia Water) for the operation and management of its water and wastewater systems. Following a competitive bid process, New London's city management and the Water and Water Pollution Control Authority (WWPCA) selected Veolia Water's proposal, which was centered on accountability, asset management, true partners and operational excellence.

"With Veolia Water as our partner, New London is ensuring reliable asset management and the protection of our valuable water and wastewater assets on a long-term basis with the lowest life-cycle management costs," said Mayor Kevin J. Cavanagh.

Barry Weiner, chairman of the WWPCA, added, "For our customers, this new agreement demonstrates our commitment to quality water and wastewater services that is second-to-none."

Under the new contract, Veolia Water is responsible for the operation, management and maintenance of New London's 10-million-gallon-per-day wastewater treatment plant, 9 pump stations and 80 miles of sewer lines to serve 6,000 customers in New London, Waterford, and East Lyme, Conn. Veolia Water will also manage the city's 9-million-gallon-per-day water filtration plant, serving approximately 14,000 local customers in New London and Waterford, in addition to 120 miles of water mains and storage tanks. The company will also be responsible for billing and collections services.

"We took a very comprehensive approach in preparing our proposal and are pleased with New London's decision to select us as its partner. This contract represents one of the nation's largest agreements where a total municipal water and wastewater system is managed by a public-private partnership," said Philip Ashcroft, president, Veolia Water North America -- Northeast, LLC. "The city's ideals closely mirror our approach to quality and we look forward to an excellent long-term partnership."

Veolia Water North America -- Northeast, 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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Also see:
-- "Oklahoma City Extends Veolia Water Wastewater Partnership for Four More Years"
-- "Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District Selects Veolia Water to Manage Regional Wastewater System"

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