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Town of Poughkeepsie, NY extneds contract with SUEZ to operate and maintain Arlington Water Pollution Control Facility

The new agreement, valued at $18.9 Million, includes critical health and safety improvements

SUEZ announced today that the Town of Poughkeepsie, NY has extended its contract to operate and maintain the Arlington Water Pollution Control Facility for an additional eight and a half years. The extension, which is valued at $18.9 million, will address capital work and maintenance at the plant.
“When we first began discussions of this new agreement with SUEZ back in January, their consistent ability to manage and improve the facility during the past 10 years was a critical part of the evaluation,” said Jay Baisley, Town Supervisor. “Even in the face of a global pandemic, SUEZ has continued to meet stringent regulatory guidelines and provide innovative solutions to the complex issues faced at the facility. For this reason, the choice to renew was clear.”

The contract to operate and maintain the Arlington Water Pollution Control Facility, which averages a dry weather daily flow of 2.5 million gallons per day and a design capacity of 4 million gallons a day, will continue to serve the 15,000 people throughout the Poughkeepsie service area. The improvements at the plant will include new construction at the entrance to make it safer, as well as creating walkways over process areas and repairs to the grounds throughout the facility.

In the first 10 years of the partnership, SUEZ made many improvements to the local operations. One of the major changes was the transition to a digital maintenance management system. This system allows the team to track work orders, optimizing resources and increasing efficiency for time spent on day-to-day tasks, which provided an overall cost savings to the operation. SUEZ also enhanced safety measures to create a safer work environment for employees and discontinued the practice of incinerating sludge. This change significantly reduced electrical and fossil fuel use and reduced the plant’s carbon footprint as well.

“We are very proud and excited to extend our partnership with the Town of Poughkeepsie,” said Nadine Leslie, CEO of SUEZ North America. “We have already integrated various efficiencies and modernized the facility, and there is still much more to be done. We look forward to seeing these improvements through and will continue to bring innovative technology and processes to the facility.”

SUEZ has made an impact at the community level as well, partnering with organizations such as the Town of Poughkeepsie Little League Girls Softball and Grace Smith House, which provides resources and support to victims of domestic violence and their families.

The new contract is set to begin on July 5, 2021 and will continue to build a sustainable future for the Town of Poughkeepsie for years to come.

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 460 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 6,000 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.

About SUEZ

Since the end of the 19th century, SUEZ has built expertise aimed at helping people to constantly improve their quality of life by protecting their health and supporting economic growth. With an active presence on five continents, SUEZ and its 90,000 employees strive to preserve our environment’s natural capital: water, soil, and air. SUEZ provides innovative and resilient solutions in water management, waste recovery, site remediation and air treatment, optimizing municipalities’ and industries’ resource management through “smart” cities and improving their environmental and economic performance. The Group delivers sanitation services to 64 million people and produces 7.1 billion m3 of drinking water. SUEZ is also a contributor to economic growth, with more than 200,000 jobs created directly and indirectly on an annual basis, and a provider of new resources, with 4.2 million tons of secondary raw materials produced. By 2030, the Group is targeting 100% sustainable solutions, with a positive impact on our environment, health and climate. SUEZ generated total revenue of €18.0 billion in 2019.

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