SUEZ began its 20-year contract with Nassau County in January to operate and manage the county’s sewage treatment plants and collection system.
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.”