Turnaround on the Bay

Nassau, NY: Treatment and Collection


Bordered by coastline to the north and south, communities in Long Island’s Nassau County literally live with their water. But over the years, the health of its bays has been challenged by the needs of a growing population.

In a bold move to protect and raise its environmental standards, Nassau selected SUEZ in a historic public-private partnership to operate and manage the county’s sewage treatment plants and collection system for the next 20 years. Using knowledge gained around the globe, SUEZ made system-wide improvements that reduced the facilities’ carbon footprint and helped restore the waterways in and around Nassau County. This initiative not only gained support from County officials and environmental groups in the area, but it exceeded the guaranteed $10 million in first-year savings. Proving that it is possible to be both cost-efficient and environmentally responsible.

Finding opportunity in wastewater

Indianapolis’ Water Infrastructure


Along with pipes and utilities, a city needs partnerships to keep its infrastructure strong, efficient and resource-friendly. Indianapolis has become a shining example of how these partnerships can benefit everyone.

Since 1994, SUEZ has been working with Indianapolis to manage the long-term operation and maintenance of the city’s two advanced wastewater treatment facilities. In that time they have helped save over $46 million, while reducing accidents by 85%. This partnership has also reduced quality violations by 70%, helping to keep the waterways around Indianapolis pollution-free. This success is not only setting a new benchmark for the consolidation of city services, but it also serves as a model for other North American cities looking for ways to provide more efficient and effective services to residents.

Investing in quality

SUEZ SOLUTION in Bayonne, NJ


Like many cities in North America, Bayonne, New Jersey saw its aging infrastructure as a growing burden on water quality and distribution. At the same time, an upgrade would put a difficult strain on the city’s finances.

In a partnership with the Cal Ripen Sr. Foundation, Badges for Baseball works to promote a better relationship between law enforcement and kids in underserved communities. Our employees along with local law enforcement officers, volunteer to coach local baseball teams, teaching kids valuable lessons in teamwork, communication, respect and leadership.

Success Stories

Success Stories:

Water & Wastewater

By looking at the complete water and wastewater cycle, SUEZ is able to optimize the system to provide better solutions for both primary and secondary uses of this valuable resource. Here are just a few examples of how we have helped reshape the way we think about water.

Turnaround on the Bay

Nassau, NY: Treatment and Collection

Finding opportunity in wastewater

Indianapolis’ Water Infrastructure

SUEZ SOLUTION
in Bayonne, NJ

This innovative partnership helped stabilize Bayonne’s water system and their economy through private investments.

Heating Up Efficiency

Ontario Clean Water Agency


Replacing working facilities is a major decision—and a major investment. So when Region of Peel decided to decommission three older thermal incinerator units in favor of a long-term solution, they knew the system would have to pay for itself many times over.

The municipality turned to SUEZ with an ambitious request: to design and supervise the construction of a biosolids treatment solution that would take them far into the 21st century. Mindful of time and expense, we worked to decommission the existing units while bringing online the world’s largest fluid bed installation—a thermal oxidation system capable of processing 400 metric tons of sludge per day. The new system increases capacity by 150%, improves air quality, reduces sludge hauling by 97% and dramatically cuts operating costs. Guaranteed to meet regional needs until 2031, the system offers a proven solution to North American municipalities that see greater capacity, sustainability and cost efficiency in their future.

Hedge Against Drought

Victoria Desalination Project


Located in Melbourne, Australia, this stunning plant is a vital part of Victoria’s water system that provides a rainfall-independent source of drinking water throughout the state.

In coordination with Suez, on a massive scale, designers have employed a two-pass reverse osmosis process that guarantees a sustainable, “drought proof” water supply for people who depend on it. With a design life of 100 years, the Victorian plant can supply up to 450 MLD of drinking water a day and was named the 2013 Desalination Plant of the Year. With a size and scale suited for the drought-like conditions that plague the U.S., the technology opens doors for high- and low-density areas that have to pay a price for inefficient or distant delivery from the source.

Making Water Better

Haworth Water Treatment Plant


Last expanded in 1989, the 200-million-gallon-per-day Haworth Water Treatment Plant has a reputation for keeping up with technology. So it was no surprise to its 800,000 New Jersey customers when it set a new benchmark for advanced surface water treatment plants.

The company partnered with Suez in a $100 million upgrade that installed a new DAF system that cut particulates in pretreatment by over 90%, upgraded residuals treatment to eliminate the need for discharge and raised nationwide standards for quality drinking water. Haworth is now the largest U.S. plant to use DAF. More importantly, it serves as a model to treatment centers across North America who could expand their purification capabilities, produce more water for more uses, and put less strain on their resources.

Treatment Solutions Success Stories

Success Stories:

Treatment Solutions

Producing drinking water is just one part of our treatment solutions. See how we’re leading the way in desalination, sludge treatment and wastewater treatment and recycling.

Heating Up Efficiency

Ontario Clean Water Agency

Hedge Against Drought

Victoria Desalination Plant in Australia

Haworth Water Treatment Plant

As the largest facility to use Dissolved Air Flotation in the U.S., we’re creating new benchmarks in water treatment.

Creating a better model

Antwerp, Belgium


While recycling isn’t a new idea, the High 5 plant in Belgium is revolutionizing the way we process glass. Their unique approach is limiting barriers for citizens, while increasing efficiencies for municipalities and industries alike.

In conjunction with Sibelco Green Solutions—a world leader in the supply of minerals to the glass industry—SUEZ has launched the High 5 Recycling Group. Unlike traditional recycling plants, High 5 is the world’s first plant to separate incoming recyclables into 4 different grades: white, green, amber and russet. This process means that residents and waste management companies are no longer required to pre-sort their recyclables—making it easier and more cost efficient in the upfront. But the benefits extend beyond this initial phase. By separating recyclables into these four grades, High 5 is able to create a higher quality end product, which allows glass manufacturers to significantly increase the proportion of recycled glass they use. It’s the ideal partnership between industry and citizens and a model that can extend to cities in North America and around the globe.

Recycling for All

Edward C. Little Recycling Plant


In an area plagued by drought and shrinking water supplies, the Edward C. Little wastewater recycling plant in Southern California produces over 50 million gallons of water per day for businesses vital to the region’s growth.

Suez joined forces with the plant early on—helping it balance increasing demand with limited supply using sustainable resources. Among other things, local high-volume companies including Exxon Mobil and Chevron can now operate more efficiently and sustainably, and the facility can recycle millions of gallons of water to protect coastal ground waters. For the South Bay, the plant promises to stabilize the water supply, preserve the environment and bolster the economy for years to come.

Getting to Goal

Edmonton, Alberta


Backed by public support, Canada’s reputation for progressive environmental legislation sets a high bar for resource managers. Especially when compliance comes with the need to lower costs and keep to timelines.

SUEZ and one of Canada’s premiere, environment-friendly cities have grown to be close partners in answering a clear, public mandate: to recycle. In Edmonton, Alberta, we operate and maintain the municipal Composting Facility and its 64,000 square-foot Materials Recovery Facility that, together, keep up to 60% of residential waste out of landfills. The recovery facility alone processes up to 55,000 tons of mixed materials every year, which is recycled to manufacturers to make paper, insulation and other goods. The partnership has served both the economy and environment, and it proves how SUEZ can help cities meet ambitious goals with integrated, efficient solutions.

Success Stories, Recycling & Waste Recovery

Success Stories:

Recycling & Waste Recovery

Our advanced solutions are driving the industry forward. Learn how our non-invasive technologies can lower cost and improve overall efficiencies.

Creating a better model

High 5 plant in Belgium

Recycling for All

Edward C. Little Recycling Plant

Getting to Goal

Canada’s reputation for progressive environmental legislation sets a high bar for resource managers.