Veolia Water North America, a provider of water and wastewater services and technologies, has secured a $58m contract from Fulton County, Georgia to manage and operate the county’s four wastewater treatment facilities and 30 pump stations under a five-year partnership agreement.
Under this contract, Veolia Water will use a web-based computerized maintenance management system for the operations and maintenance of the County’s wastewater system to enhance system life-cycle service, while serving the needs of more than 300,000 people.
The contract, which will allow the County to retain all wastewater assets and maintain rate-setting authority, will require Veolia Water to manage approximately 65 employees for the wastewater systems operation, including local and minority subcontractors.
Veolia Water is currently operating the new $137m Johns Creek Environmental Campus facility, which uses submerged membrane bioreactor system to treat 15 million gallons of wastewater per day (MGD) has run Fulton County’s 90MGD water treatment facility for 20 years.
Veolia Water North America executive vice president of east region Keavin Nelson said that Veolia Water’s partnership is about delivering maximum environmental value to residents for the best price.
“But it’s also about working closely with the local community. Given the country’s ongoing economic challenges, we were very pleased to work with the county to develop a staffing plan that provides good jobs for local Fulton County workers,” Nelson said.