WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 1, 2016 – The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) has announced that Severn Trent – North America has joined as an association member and Stephane Bouvier, Severn Trent – North America CEO, has been named a member of the NAWC Board of Directors.
Severn Trent - North America has more than 40 years of operations experience in the water and wastewater industry, currently serving over 300 clients in 22 states. Its parent company, Severn Trent Plc, a FTSE 100 company, also provides support through the sharing of international best practices across the entire water and wastewater utility value chain. The company announced a new executive team in May 2015 to accelerate its strategic transformation into a leading provider of contract operations and asset management services to the North American municipal and industrial water sector. Bouvier brings his own track record of successfully growing international service businesses to this effort.
“Severn Trent – North America is proud to once again be an active member of NAWC,” said Bouvier. “We are passionate about delivering clean, safe and affordable water to our clients and their customers. NAWC is doing important work in bringing the voice of private water operators to the national discussion on dealing with water and wastewater challenges, and we hope to bring the benefit of our domestic and international experience and best practices to their ongoing conversations with federal, state and local decision makers responsible for providing safe water to their stakeholders. I personally look forward to joining the NAWC Board of Directors and having our team engage and support NAWC, especially in the Partnerships Committee, in promoting public-private partnership models.”
The renewal of this relationship signifies the growing demand for public-private partnerships (P3s) and the desire of communities across the nation to learn more about the benefits they provide to local infrastructure. As a leading provider in water and wastewater services, Severn Trent’s membership in NAWC further enhances their work already being done as one of the industry’s influential voices and thought leaders on behalf of the private water industry.
“Severn Trent – North America is an important addition to our membership and further strengthens our organization’s voice in the private water sector,” said NAWC executive director Michael Deane. “Their success, especially in the area of public-private partnerships, will be an asset.”
About the NAWC
The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) is the voice of the private water industry and the organization exclusively representing this group of quality water service providers, innovation drivers, creative financiers and responsible partners. To learn more about NAWC, visit NAWC.org or follow them on Twitter and Facebook.
About Severn Trent – North America
Severn Trent - North America (www.severntrentservices.com) is a leading operator of water and wastewater assets. Our business provides contract management, full billing customer service, operations support and systems improvements for over 300 municipal, industrial and commercial water and wastewater clients in the United States. Severn Trent – North America is a member of the Severn Trent Plc (London: SVT.L) group of companies, a FTSE 100 company.