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Water Treatment Management & Operations for Municipalities

From raw water treatments to wastewater processing, municipal utilities across North America trust SUEZ for safe, smart, eco-friendly solutions, tailored to meet both government standards and their bottom lines.

From carrying out a technical evaluation of the available technologies to overcome a water or effluent treatment problem to a full water and energy audit of your system, we can identify deliverable solutions in line with your key objectives. The range of services we provide is unmatched by other municipal water treatment management companies:

  • Technical support, process troubleshooting and consultancy
  • Feasibility study
  • Water and energy audit
  • Strategic planning and risk analysis
  • Risk management and mitigation
  • Technology evaluation
  • Technical and financial due diligence
  • Asset management planning
  • Problem solving and bottleneck identification and evaluation

 

Municipal Water Treatment Management System Services

Using risk-free, turnkey asset management programs and innovative water technologies, SUEZ is changing the way water utilities can extend the service life of water assets, reduce system downtime and increase operational efficiency to best serve their communities.  These include:

  • Network Asset Management
  • Tank Services
  • Asset management
  • Water well services
  • Water quality distribution systems
  • Non-revenue water management
  • Water network management
  • Communications site management
  • Wastewater
  • Energy conservation
  • Customer service
  • Metering
  • Concrete and plant rehabilitation
  • Community conservation
Recovery and Waste Management

Our state-of-the-art recycling and waste management solutions put everything in place to reuse waste and produce new resources in the most efficient, sustainable way.

SUEZ views the environment, health and safety as a top priority. SUEZ helps the city of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, operate one of the largest resource recovery operations in North America. The Edmonton Waste Management Centre is comprised of integrated facilities that offer many solutions for residents including Recycling, Organics Processing, and renewable energy. Through these systems working together, the facilities are able to process thousands of tons of various wastes per year. Now, we are helping the city get even greener through the production of renewable energy from biogas.

 

SUEZ, through its more than 40 municipal hazardous waste management facilities operated worldwide, has also developed a complete specialized process line to safely treat and dispose of hazardous waste. In North America, SUEZ provides operation and maintenance of Swan Hills Treatment Centre (SWTC). The fully integrated world-class waste treatment facility is the only one of its kind in Canada and one of a few in the world. The SWTC has played a principal role in treating many hazardous wastes – including PCBs, dioxins/furans and ozone depleting substances (ODS) – from across North America. Serving 4.3 million people, 4,500 trucks bearing 9,800 tons of material each week are handled by three facilities, all managed by SUEZ.

 

To date, the Swan Hills Treatment Centre has safely processed more than 290,000 tons of hazardous waste and over 2,000 different waste profiles. As a fully integrated world-class waste treatment facility it is capable of achieving complete treatment of all wastes with the exceptions of pathological, explosive and radioactive. A key feature of the treatment center’s operation is that all wastes which are accepted by the facility are treated at one location with no need to ship residuals elsewhere.

 

  • Reception: Waste arrives by means of trailer trucks. Verifications, labeling and regulatory paperwork ensure tracking of the disposal process.
  • Inspection and Pre-Treatment: The waste is inspected, analyzed in laboratory and/or pre-treated (shredded, mixed, resized) before going through the main processes.
  • Incineration: Organic wastes are destroyed in the incinerator at temperatures above 1922°F. This achieves a Destructive Removal Efficiency of at least 99.9999% of hazardous organic compounds.
  • Neutralization: Inorganic liquids are chemically and physically rendered non-hazardous in the “Phys-Chem” process, utilizing a combination of acid/base and redox properties.
  • Stabilization: Fly ash is mixed with cement, which constitutes one of the many barriers against leaching of trace amounts of heavy metals.
  • Post-Treatment: Flue gas scrubbing removes acids and particulates while effluents are cleaned using wastewater treatment techniques.
  • Landfill: Stabilized material is disposed in the on-site Class 1 landfill. Cells are secured with clay, geomembrane and are re-vegetated.
  • Deep Well: Treated liquid effluents are injected into a deep well roughly 6,000 feet below the surface into a stable geological formation.
  • Environmental Monitoring: Any potential impact of the hazardous waste treatment activities on the environment is closely monitored. Surrounding wildlife, air emissions, surface and ground waters, landfill and deep well integrities are constantly studied in order to verify that the prime goal of the facility is achieved: protect the environment.

 


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