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Veolia Water North America Stars in Hollywood Movie

02/3/10  • Water
CHICAGO, Feb. 3, 2010 - Wilsonville, Ore. is miles away from Hollywood, but Veolia Water North America employees working at the city's surface water treatment plant last spring may have felt as if they were much closer when CBS Films, a film division within CBS Corporation, spent time on-site shooting scenes for its movie, "Extraordinary Measures," starring Harrison Ford, Brendan Fraser and Keri Russell.

Although onscreen viewers will see a lab at the University of Nebraska, what they're actually seeing is the Wilsonville facility. Footage of the plant's exterior, its front entrance, reception area and an executive office is included in the movie.

CBS Films scouted a number of local facilities before selecting the Wilsonville plant. Veolia Water plant operators worked with film crews to provide the appropriate safety training and to accommodate shooting schedules without compromising service to the city.

Veolia Water has been operating and maintaining the 15-MGD plant under a contract with the City of Wilsonville and Tualatin Valley Water District since 2001. The facility recently celebrated eight years without a lost-time accident.

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 336,000 employees, Veolia Environnement recorded annual revenues of $50 billion in 2008. Veolia Environnement is in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) and Dow Jones STOXX Sustainability Index (DJSI STOXX). 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