BOSTON, March 2, 2016 -- Veolia, the global leader in environmental solutions and optimized resource management, recently completed contract renewals with four key clients in the Pacific Northwest.Cascade Water Alliance in Bellevue, Washington, the City of Cle Elum, Washington, the National Parks Service and the City of Great Falls, Montana all extended existing agreements with Veolia North America. The renewals span from a period of one year up to 10 years. In addition to renewing an existing agreement, Cle Elum furthered Veolia's partnership with the addition of a drinking water contract.
"We're very proud of our service to these clients and appreciate the votes of confidence they each have given to our company and our staff through these renewals and scope expansions," said William J. DiCroce, president and CEO of Veolia North America. "We have a renewal rate of nearly 97%, which is a testament to the quality of service and the value that we provide communities across North America."
About the Renewals:
Cascade Water Alliance, Bellevue, Washington
Renewal: The Cascade Water Alliance renewed its operations and maintenance agreement with Veolia for five years. Veolia maintains a diversion dam on the White River and is responsible for headworks, fish screens, flume, channels and dikes. In addition, Veolia maintains water levels in a 15 billion gallon reservoir, surveys noxious weeds in the water, maintains buoy and boom integrity, maintains plantings as required by regulatory agencies and performs dam and road repairs.
Cle Elum, Washington
Renewal: The City of Cle Elum renewed its wastewater contract with Veolia, extending our partnership for 10 years. Veolia will continue to operate and maintain the city's 3.6-MGD sequencing batch reactor facility. Since 2005, Veolia has operated this facility without a lost-time incident or compliance issue.
New contract: Cle Elum and Veolia also established a new partnership with a 10- year contract for water operations. Veolia will operate the city's 4-MGD surface water facility that serves Cle Elum and other communities in the region.
Elwha River, Port Angeles, Washington
Renewal: The National Parks Service is extending its contract with Veolia for one year through October 2016. Our agreement includes a 64-MGD sediment removal project for Elwha River Dam removal. The Elwha surface water intake facilities divert up to 184 cubic feet of water per second to satisfy the city of Port Angeles' water rights and the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe's fish hatchery needs. The Elwha Water Treatment Plant treats non-potable water for use in industrial and fisheries applications by removing suspended sediments.
Great Falls, Montana
Renewal: The City of Great Falls renewed its contract with Veolia for five years, extending our long-term agreement through 2020. In this north central Montana community of 58,000 people, Veolia operates and maintains a 15-MGD WWTP and 27 pump stations, along with an industrial pretreatment program, septage receiving and biosolids disposal. The project maintains an excellent compliance record and has recorded 13 years without a lost-time accident.
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