Army Contracts with American Water for O&M at 2 Forts

American Water's Military Services Group won an operation and maintenance contract for the water and the wastewater systems at Fort Belvoir, Va., and Fort Meade, Md.

According to the agreements, the awards are estimated at approximately $288 million over a 50-year period for Fort Belvoir and $650 million over a 50-year period for Fort Meade. Both are subject to price re-determination.

Don Correll, president and chief executive officer of American Water, said, “We will now be serving 10 installations across the country and are committed to providing our soldiers and their families with reliable, high quality water and wastewater services for the next five decades and beyond.”

American Water's Military Services Group, which is reported as part of American Water’s Contract Operations Group, also operates and maintains the water and/or wastewater assets at Fort A.P. Hill, Va.; Fort Bragg, N.C.; Fort Sill, Okla.; Fort Leavenworth, Kan.; Scott Air Force Base, Ill.; Fort Rucker, Ala.; Fort Hood, Texas and Fort Polk, La.

Fort Belvoir currently supports approximately 22,000 soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines and Department of Defense civilians. Fort Belvoir is also home to more than 100 Army, Department of Defense and federal agencies, including three major Army command headquarters.

Fort Meade has approximately 39,000 members, composed of military, civilian and contractor personnel. It is the fourth largest workforce of Army installations in the continental United States.

The Military Services Group provides water and wastewater services to military installations across the country as part of the federal government’s Utility Privatization Program.

Headquartered in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs more than 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to approximately 15 million people in 32 states and Ontario, Canada.

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