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Water distribution systems consist of a complex interconnected series of components including pipes, valves, dams, wells, hydrants and storage facilities. As development occurs, new pipes are added to existing public water systems. The systems depend on proper infrastructure to provide an uninterrupted supply of clean, safe drinking water to all consumers. This infrastructure must be carefully monitored and kept in working order.

Your challenges

Wear and tear to distribution systems can pose quality issues, poor service and health risks. As systems age, corrosion, materials erosion and external pressures cause deterioration. America’s critical challenge of aging infrastructure has led to increasing operating costs and pressure to extend assets life. The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 2013 Report Card for America's Infrastructure gave both the nation's drinking water and wastewater infrastructure a dismal grade of D. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency has estimated that upgrades to water and wastewater infrastructure in the United States could exceed $1 trillion by 2020.


Infrastructure requires targeted renewal, yet the sheer scope of the aging problem makes it difficult to prioritize, especially for small municipalities that lack proper funding. Due to budget restraints, utilities are being reactive instead of proactive in their approach, and forced to prioritize emergency repairs at the expense of investments in their future.

Our solutions

Backed by over 150 years of industry experience, SUEZ can maintain water distribution systems of every size. Our highly trained and licensed treatment professionals work 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to safeguard water for millions of people across North America. We own and operate the largest DAF water treatment plant in the United States, the Haworth Water Treatment Plant, which services over 850,000 New Jersey residents.

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