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Mass. Plant Honored for Environmental and Economic Achievement

12/1/10  • Water
LEOMINSTER, Mass. Dec. 1, 2010 - Today the National Council for Public-Private Partnerships (NCPPP) awarded the public-private partnership between the City of Leominster Public Works Department and Veolia Water North America (VWNA) with its prestigious Service Award. This award, presented to the local employees who staff Leominster's water and wastewater facilities, recognizes the 25 years in which the partnership has improved the City's water and wastewater infrastructure while consistently maintaining low costs.

The water and wastewater partnership between Leominster and Veolia Water is one of the oldest in the nation. Under the terms of this longstanding partnership, Veolia Water has worked with the City to improve its City's aging facilities, reduce total phosphorous discharge and implement capital improvement programs while providing top-notch water and wastewater services to the community. Along the way, the partnership has saved residents more than $5 million in engineering and construction costs, and generates $300,000 in savings for the City annually.

"Our partnership with Veolia Water consistently proves beneficial for taxpayers and the environment," said Leominster Mayor, Dean Mazzarella. "Working together, we've been able to provide high-quality environmental services while keeping costs under control, even during these challenging times."

The award was presented at the NCPPP's Annual Reception and Award Banquet at the Sheraton National in Arlington, Va. Founded in 1985, the NCPPP is a non-profit organization that advocates, assists, and improves the formation of public-private partnerships at the federal, state and local levels. More information about the partnership can be found at http://www.veoliawaterna.com/media/case-studies/leominster.htm.
 
Based in Chicago, Veolia Water North America is the leading provider of comprehensive water and wastewater partnership services to municipal and industrial customers, providing services to more than 14 million people in approximately 650 North American communities. The company is part of the Veolia Environnement companies in North America, with 30,000 North American employees providing sustainable environmental solutions in water management, waste services, energy management, and passenger transportation.

Veolia Water, the water division of Veolia Environnement, is the world leader in water and wastewater services and technological solutions. Its parent company, Veolia Environnement (NYSE: VE and Paris Euronext: VIE), is the worldwide reference in environmental services. With more than 312,000 employees, Veolia Environnement recorded annual revenues of $50 billion in 2009. Visit the company's Web sites at www.veolianorthamerica.com and www.veoliawaterna.com.
 
Contact:
Matt Demo
Veolia North America
312.552.2887 (office)
312.316.9281 (cell)
matt.demo@veolia.com