Clients in Pacific Northwest Renew Wastewater Service Agreements with Veolia

March 3, 2016
Renewals include clients in Washington and Montana, as well as the National Parks Service

Veolia, an environmental solutions and optimized resource management company, recently completed contract renewals with four clients in the Pacific Northwest. Cascade Water Alliance in Bellevue, Wash., the City of Cle Elum, Wash., the National Parks Service and the City of Great Falls, Mont., all extended existing agreements with Veolia North America. The renewals span from a period of one year up to 10 years. In addition to renewing an existing agreement, Cle Elum added a drinking water contract.

"We're very proud of our service to these clients and appreciate the votes of confidence they each have given to our company and our staff through these renewals and scope expansions," said William J. DiCroce, president and CEO of Veolia North America. "We have a renewal rate of nearly 97%, which is a testament to the quality of service and the value that we provide communities across North America."

About the Renewals:

Cascade Water Alliance, Bellevue, Wash.

Renewal: The Cascade Water Alliance renewed its operations and maintenance agreement with Veolia for five years. Veolia maintains a diversion dam on the White River and is responsible for headworks, fish screens, flume, channels and dikes. In addition, Veolia maintains water levels in a 15 billion gal reservoir, surveys noxious weeds in the water, maintains buoy and boom integrity, maintains plantings as required by regulatory agencies and performs dam and road repairs.

Cle Elum, Wash.

Renewal: The City of Cle Elum renewed its wastewater contract with Veolia, extending the partnership for 10 years. Veolia will continue to operate and maintain the city's 3.6 mgd sequencing batch reactor facility.

New contract: Cle Elum and Veolia also established a new partnership with a 10-year contract for water operations. Veolia will operate the city's 4 mgd surface water facility that serves Cle Elum and other communities in the region.

Elwha River, Port Angeles, Wash.

Renewal: The National Parks Service is extending its contract with Veolia for one year through October 2016. The agreement includes a 64 mgd sediment removal project for Elwha River Dam removal. The Elwha surface water intake facilities divert up to 184 cu ft of water per second to satisfy the city of Port Angeles' water rights and the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe's fish hatchery needs. The Elwha Water Treatment Plant treats non-potable water for use in industrial and fisheries applications by removing suspended sediments.

Great Falls, Mont.

Renewal: The City of Great Falls renewed its contract with Veolia for five years, extending its long-term agreement through 2020. In this north central Montana community of 58,000 people, Veolia operates and maintains a 15 mgd wastewater treatment plant and 27 pump stations, along with an industrial pretreatment program, septage receiving and biosolids disposal.

Source: Veolia

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