SUEZ and its partners, AECOM Technical Services and C.H. Nickerson, have been selected by the City of Woonsocket, Rhode Island, to design, build and operate the City’s new drinking water facility. The project is part of the municipality’s comprehensive plan to improve water quality, in line with the State’s regulations. SUEZ will ensure the continuity of service at the existing plant during construction work and will then operate and maintain the new water treatment plant for a period of 20 years and an amount of $53m.
Under the Design, Build and Operate contract, AECOM Technical Services will be in charge of the plant design and engineering as well as the planning and guidance for the project. C.H. Nickerson & Company will perform the construction work. Following construction, SUEZ will operate the new water treatment plant and a raw water pump station, in line with the State and federal environmental regulations.
“This new water treatment facility has been a long time coming for the City,” said Woonsocket Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt. “We are eager to break ground on a brand new plant that will produce the highest quality of water that our customers expect.”
The partners will liaise with the City’s Department of Public Works, which is responsible for overseeing the provision of water treatment services for the residents of Woonsocket. The City will continue to own the water system, including the plant and distribution network, as well as control rate setting.
This project will enable the City of Woonsocket to operate the facility efficiently, ensure adequate water treatment, improve the community’s water infrastructure and enhance service provision for its inhabitants.
This contract is a new reference for SUEZ in Rhode Island and the northern United States. The Group provides water and wastewater management services to 7.3 inhabitants every day throughout North America.
With 90,000 people on 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 to optimise their resource management and strengthen their environmental and economic performance, in line with regulatory standards. To meet increasing demands to overcome resource quality and scarcity challenges, SUEZ is fully engaged in the resource revolution. 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 turnover of 15.9 billion euros in 2017.