The Springfield Water and Sewer Commission and SUEZ have reached an agreement for a new 20-year contract to operate and maintain the City’s wastewater treatment plant and combined sewer overflow system.
As of today, this new contract expands SUEZ’ scope of services and incorporates facility improvements that are part of the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission’s strategic capital investment program.
As part of the agreement, SUEZ will partner with AECOM to upgrade the treatment process, improving energy efficiency, system reliability and biosolids dewatering. The contract also provides for odor control enhancements, upgrades to the plant’s electrical system, and developing plans to optimize sewer system assets.
“SUEZ fully understands the demands of the Commission to maintain compliance with environmental regulations while making critical improvements that enhance the quality of life for the City and region’s residents and businesses,” said Commissioner Daniel Rodriguez, Chairman of the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission. “SUEZ is a proven, reliable operator and has provided a cost-effective and stable solution in managing our wastewater needs. We look forward to embarking on the next phase of our successful partnership.”
“We are excited to continue our partnership with the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission,” said Nadine Leslie, Chief Executive Officer of SUEZ North America. “For over 20 years, SUEZ has not only brought national and global knowledge to Springfield, but we have been an integral part of this growing community. The renewal is fully in line with the deployment of the Shaping SUEZ 2030 plan, which aims at supporting municipalities to improve both economic and environmental performance”.
The Springfield Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility is the third largest wastewater plant in New England. Serving a population of 250,000 across seven municipalities, the facility cleans, treats and discharges an average of 40 million gallons of wastewater each day.
SUEZ’ accomplishments with the Commission have included significantly reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions since 2000. SUEZ has also been a community partner with the Commission and will continue to support local non-profit organizations including the award-winning “World is Our Classroom program,” which provides students with hands-on education in science, technology, engineering and math at the Springfield Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility.
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 2019 and is a subsidiary of Paris-based 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.