SUEZ recognized for innovation by the national council for public-private partnerships
Boston, MA- SUEZ, one of the nation’s leading environmental services firms, is pleased to announce that its’ subsidiary, United Water, received an award for innovation from the National Council for Public-Private Partnerships for its wastewater operation in Nassau County, NY. The award ceremony took place at P3 Connect 2015 conference at The Westin Copley Place, Boston.
SUEZ began its 20-year contract with Nassau County in January to operate and manage the county’s sewage treatment plants and collection system. The historic public-private partnership safeguards the environment, strengthens the quality of life in communities surrounding the treatment plants and saves the taxpayers a guaranteed minimum of $230 million during the term of the agreement.
“My administration has continued to seek public-private partnerships that enhance county services while saving taxpayer dollars,” said Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano. “This contract is a milestone for Nassau County and a commitment to improving the quality of life for every resident. Working with SUEZ we can look forward to a day when health is restored to our bays and our way of life in Nassau County which has all but disappeared makes a dramatic comeback.”
“The Nassau project proves our ability to deliver our professional resource management services on a project of this scale. It also demonstrates another dimension to our flexibility and ability to create a bridge that connects our expertise to meet municipal needs throughout North America,” said Bertrand Camus, Chief Executive Officer of SUEZ in North America.
“Through the National Public-Private Partnership Awards program, NCPPP recognizes those organizations and individuals going above and beyond to advance the concept and implementation of public-private partnerships across the country,” said NCPPP President Art Smith. “We are proud to recognize innovators and leaders whose work serves as exemplary partnership models.”
About SUEZ in North America
SUEZ operates across all 50 states and Canada with 3,430 employees dedicated to environmental sustainability and leading the resource revolution. The company owns 16 regulated water utilities, provides contracted public-private partnership services to 84 municipalities, offers water treatment and advanced network solutions to 16,000 industrial and municipal sites, provides drinking water and wastewater services to nearly 6.7 million people on a daily basis, processes 55,000 tons of waste for recycling and manages $3.3 billion in total assets. The company had revenues of $1.1 billion in 2014 and is a subsidiary of Paris-based SUEZ.
We are at the dawn of the resource revolution. In a world facing high demographic growth, runaway urbanization and the shortage of natural resources, securing, optimizing and renewing resources is essential to our future. SUEZ (Paris: SEV, Brussels: SEVB) supplies drinking water to 92 million people, delivers wastewater treatment services to 65 million, collects waste produced by almost 50 million, recovers 14 million tons of waste each year and produces 5,138 GWh of local and renewable energy. With 80,990 employees, SUEZ, which is present on all five continents, is a key player in a circular economy for the sustainable management of resources. SUEZ generated total revenues of €14.3 billion in 2014.