NEW YORK — Nassau County awarded United Water, a provider of water and wastewater services, a 20-year contract to operate, manage and maintain its wastewater treatment plants, pumping stations and sewers, according to a press release.

The Nassau County system manages wastewater from 1.2 million people in Long Island, treating it for disposal into environmentally sensitive estuaries, stated the release.

As a result of the agreement, the Suez Environnement subsidiary will be responsible for the largest water-related, public-private partnership to date in the U.S., with a value of over $1.2 billion, reported the release.

You can find the release here.