New London, Conn., Selects Veolia Water
New London, Conn., officials have signed a $59-million, 10-year contract agreement with Veolia Water North America – Northeast, LLC for the operation and management of its water and wastewater systems. Following a competitive bid process, New London's city management and the Water and Water Pollution Control Authority selected Veolia Water's proposal, which was centered on accountability, asset management, true partners, and operational excellence.
Under the new contract, Veolia Water is responsible for the operation, management, and maintenance of New London's 10-million-gallon-per-day wastewater treatment plant, nine pump stations and 80 miles of sewer lines to serve 6,000 customers in New London, Waterford, and East Lyme, Conn. Veolia Water will manage the city's 9-million-gallon-per-day water filtration plant, serving approximately 14,000 local customers in New London and Waterford, in addition to 120 miles of water mains and storage tanks. The company also will be responsible for billing and collections services.
"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, Veolia Water North America – Northeast, LLC.
Veolia Water North America – Northeast, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Veolia Water North America, the leading provider of comprehensive water and wastewater services to municipal and industrial customers, providing services to more than 14 million people in approximately 600 communities.