Supporting critical water/wastewater utility infrastructure during COVID-19 pandemic
All of us at SUEZ are fully committed to supporting the communities we serve during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. We are working diligently to provide a safe work environment for our employees and are complying with federal, state and local laws, regulations, ordinances and executive orders while meeting the needs of our customers.
As you know, the Department of Homeland Security has issued guidance designating the water and wastewater utility sector, which includes distribution system assets (e.g., water tanks, reservoirs and wells), as “critical infrastructure” that is providing essential services during this pandemic.
With this designation, SUEZ is maintaining our operations in essential water and wastewater infrastructure – whether the renovation, maintenance and repair of critical infrastructure or operation and management of water utility or wastewater system. SUEZ employees are dedicated to ensuring reliability 24/7, because our work is essential to ensuring continuous drinking water service and safely treating wastewater for all our customers and local communities.
In this regard, we are requesting that you provide us with a letter for our employees to keep in their vehicles as they travel across the state to perform essential work during this crisis.
Our goal is to provide continuity of service while protecting our employees and the communities we serve.
We value our partnerships, and wholeheartedly want to ensure SUEZ employees will continue their critical work on behalf of all the communities and customers we serve during the pandemic.
About SUEZ in North America
SUEZ North America operates across all 50 states and Canada with 3,000 employees dedicated to environmental sustainability and smart and sustainable resource management. The company provides drinking water, wastewater and waste collection service to 6.7 million people on a daily basis; treats 560 million gallons of water and over 440 million gallons of wastewater each day; delivers water treatment and advanced network solutions to 16,000 industrial and municipal sites; processes 160,000 tons of waste for recycling; rehabilitates and maintains water assets for more than 4,000 municipal and industrial customers; and manages $4.1 billion in total assets. The company posted revenues of $1.1 billion in 2018 and is a subsidiary of Paris-based SUEZ.
With 90,000 people on the five continents, SUEZ is a world leader in smart and sustainable resource management. We provide water and waste management solutions that enable cities and industries optimize their resource management and strengthen their environmental and economic performances, in line with regulatory standards. With the full potential of digital technologies and innovative solutions, the Group recovers 17 million tons of waste a year, produces 3.9 million tons of secondary raw materials and 7 TWh of local renewable energy. It also secures water resources, delivering wastewater treatment services to 58 million people and reusing 882 million m3 of wastewater. SUEZ generated total revenues of 18 billion euros in 2019.