For small and medium-size municipalities and water utilities, the regular maintenance of assets like water tanks, metering systems, and wells may require significant expenses of time and money – especially when these assets break down earlier than expected. To address this problem, SUEZ provides continuous maintenance services to utilities that cover the entire life cycle of an asset.
The critical challenges faced by municipal water systems are already well documented. There are still an estimated 240,000 water main breaks per year in the United States, wasting over 2 trillion gallons of treated drinking water. According to the American Water Works Association, an estimated $1 trillion is necessary to maintain and expand service to meet demands over the next 25 years. The problem has been exacerbated by municipal water systems whose rate structure has long masked the true cost of treating, storing and delivering water – and provided for inadequate water asset management.
Specialized skills are needed to manage the complexities of water treatment and distribution networks. The institutional knowledge gained from decades of managing a municipal system can be shattered with the departure of key employees. Even without such departures, municipal utilities are typically doing as much as they can just to maintain the system, never mind improving it. That’s where a water asset management company, like SUEZ, offers a distinct advantage. SUEZ continues to build on its global experience in water utility infrastructure management. It will always be available.
Through supporting over 500 different communities across North America, SUEZ has the experience, knowhow and technical capabilities to provide a full range of scalable solutions through comprehensive water utility asset management contracts. This allows communities to outsource the management and operation of water or wastewater systems while retaining control, ownership of their assets and rate-setting authority. Our smart utility infrastructure management systems can be integrated and custom tailored to fit the needs of utilities of every size.
Our water infrastructure asset management services include the following:
Through our water and wastewater asset management partnerships, SUEZ has been awarded many honors for outstanding service, including the following:
Contact a representative to learn more about municipal water and wastewater infrastructure management from SUEZ.