Industrial Water and Wastewater Treatment

Making industrial water and wastewater operations flow smoothly

Veolia is a global leader in water and wastewater treatment solutions for industrial applications and operates over 6,500 water and wastewater treatment plants worldwide. We partner with our customers to strengthen their business from an environmental, social, and governance (ESG) perspective by providing innovative technical operations and maintenance (O&M) solutions that improve plant availability, minimize risk, and reduce system lifecycle costs. 

We're committed to resource conservation through operational excellence in:

Through performance guarantees we can help reduce your environmental footprint while lowering unit production cost.

We have extensive technical experience operating, maintaining, and optimizing water and wastewater treatment systems for over 100 industrial clients in North America across a wide range of sectors, including oil and gas, power generation, manufacturing, food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, and more.

Our in-depth knowledge of each industry segment, coupled with a comprehensive suite of digitally-enabled services and flexible maintenance contracts, allows us to deliver fit-for-purpose solutions that align with each client's operational, financial, and regulatory needs.

From system upgrades and preventative maintenance, to process optimization and site reviews, we help our customers overcome their water and wastewater treatment challenges so that they can focus on what matters most — core business activities.

We specialize in:

  • Process upgrades to improve performance, reliability and efficiency
  • Asset management systems for maintenance improvements
  • Operational and technical experience
  • Performance guarantees for reliability of service and regulatory compliance
  • Site review for ESG metric documentation and improvements
  • Water reuse and by-product recovery
  • Remote operations, support and control
  • Data management and analytics
  • Maintenance services, water treatment additives, and operational support
  • Water and wastewater energy improvement programs 
  • Capital program management 
  • Pilot testing

Solutions for Any Process or Application

Water is a critical component of nearly all industrial processes -- from oil and gas exploration and refining, to power generation and chemical processing. For many organizations across these industries, water and wastewater management directly impacts both production uptime and profitability.

Veolia offers a broad range of O&M services with long term contracts and performance guarantees to help industrial companies enhance their operational performance and protect revenue streams. Hundreds of top-tier industrial customers rely on our water management expertise and trust our best-in-class safety programs.

Our global network of business units means fast responses and locally appropriate solutions in the following areas:

Industrial Wastewater Treatment – We provide service and support across the entire wastewater lifecycle, including primary, secondary, and tertiary treatment options. Our tailor made solutions are engineered to recover value from your effluent.

Industrial Water Treatment – Our service offerings include treatment systems and solutions for clarification, filtration, ion exchange, softening, ultrafiltration, reverse osmosis, evaporation/crystallization, zero liquid discharge (ZLD) and more.

Industrial Water Cycle Management – We offer innovative and competitive solutions that enable industrial enterprises to sustainably and cost-effectively manage the entire water cycle – from abstraction and treatment, to recycling, reuse and/or discharge.

Through a systemic evaluation of your water cycle we can help you conserve energy, lower your water footprint, and deliver on ESG and sustainability commitments. As a committed, long term partner we can enable your operations to close the resource loop to work towards a Circular Economy.


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Veolia is uniquely positioned to service industry, government and commercial entities in improving performance, managing water, waste and energy.
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learn more about how Veolia helps Hydroserve Westlake Chemical manage its water and wastewater processes.

learn more about how Veolia helps Hydroserve Westlake Chemical manage its water and wastewater processes

Flexible Service Contracts to Suit Operator’s Individual Needs

Veolia offers a flexible approach to industrial water and wastewater outsourcing – from traditional long-term O&M partnerships, to remote services with financial commitments to performance guarantees.

Whether you’re building a new plant or upgrading existing equipment, we can provide experienced management and labor to operate and maintain water and wastewater systems - shifting responsibility and risk to Veolia, while you retain ownership of the physical assets. Additionally our experienced operators can ensure your regulatory compliance and provide discharge permits.

By handing over responsibility of water and wastewater management to an expert third party, customers also benefit from improved levels of efficiency and uptime. This allows you to focus on core competencies, while accruing savings through our operational best practices. We can even fund equipment or system upgrades as part of the agreement.

Engaging with Veolia means you’ll have access to our digital process control management program, Hubgrade. The program combines data from the lab, field, and plant control systems in a single database – allowing for statistical analysis of plant processes and generation of key performance indicators (KPIs). Using this data, our expert teams can deliver weekly performance reports aimed at reducing costs and maximizing asset life.

Data analysis also allows us to identify potential issues before they interrupt plant operations, including electrical hotspots, abnormal machine operation or excessive vibrations.

Sustainability and Environmental Stewardship

For industrial operators across the oil and gas, power, and manufacturing sectors, sustainability and environmental stewardship is about more than simply complying with applicable regulations. It is about minimizing waste streams and transforming operations to become part of the circular economy.

Maximizing resources is a core mission for Veolia. We’re committed to helping companies achieve this by capitalizing on opportunities for byproduct, water, and wastewater recycling and/or beneficial reuse. Our global expertise benefits our customers as we address challenges with a systemic approach.

Our solutions not only maximize water reuse, but also recover valuable byproducts, divert hazardous waste, regenerate materials from waste streams, improve power conservation and cooling efficiency, and provide quantifiable results for customer’s CO2 emission reduction. Regardless of the industry, facility or process, we’ll work to implement a solution that meets your cost and operational needs, and minimizes your environmental footprint to the greatest possible extent.

Interested in how we can help your industrial business manage and treat your wastewater? Contact us today.