Spencer, Iowa

The challenge

Two-decade partnership earns awards for operational excellence safety and environmental compliance.

The project challenges are:

  • For the last 24 years, Veolia North America has partnered with Spencer to provide operations/maintenance/management (O&M) support for 3.8 MGD advanced secondary wastewater treatment plant, 10 lift stations, land application of biosolids and septage receiving.


The solution

Innovative solutions:

  • Develop high-rate sludge management plan

  • Assist city in permitting 874 acres of agricultural land for disposal of sludge

Benefits for our clients


  • Achieved 19 years of no lost-time accidents

  • ​Received George W. Burke Safety Award in 2001 from Water Environment Federation