Haldimand County Selects Veolia Water to Manage Water System

09/9/10  • Water

Contract based on previous quality service

CAYUGA, ONTARIO, Sep. 9, 2010 – After a competitive procurement to seek a partner who would provide the best service to taxpayers, Haldimand County selected Veolia Water North America to operate and maintain the County's surface water treatment systems under a 5-year public-private partnership that will serve approximately 10,000 residents.

Valued at approximately $8.5 million, the 5-year contract engages Veolia Water to operate and maintain the County's water treatment systems, transmission lines and booster stations. Per the contract, Veolia Water will manage approximately 13 local employees and the County will retain all water assets and control over water rates. Additionally, Haldimand County will continue to manage its distribution system.

"We're very excited to be able to provide our services to residents," said Duane Forth, project manager of Haldimand County wastewater treatment facilities. "We've worked very hard to provide top level service to the County. The water project is a continuation of that record."

Veolia Water is a longstanding partner to Haldimand County, and has operated and managed its wastewater system for 13 years. Working together, Veolia Water and the County have achieved a perfect safety record since the start of that contract in 1997. The new contract for the water system extends this partnership.

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. 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 and

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