Apr 01, 2008

Veolia Awarded Contract With New London, Conn.

Veolia will operate and maintain the city's water systems under the $59-million, 10-year contract

Veolia Water North America, Houston, has won a $59-million, 10-year contract from the city of New London, Conn., to operate and maintain the city’s water and wastewater systems.

Under the contract, Veolia Water is responsible for the operation, management and maintenance of New London’s 10-mgd wastewater treatment plant, 9 pump stations and 80 miles of sewer lines serving 6,000 customers in New London, and the neighboring municipalities of Waterford and East Lyme.

“This contract represents one of the nation’s largest agreements where a total municipal water and wastewater system is managed by a public-private partnership,” said Philip Ashcroft, president of Veolia Water North America-Northeast, LLC. “The city’s ideals closely mirror our approach to quality, and we look forward to an excellent long-term partnership.”