Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District extends contract with Veolia North America

The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) has extended its contract with Veolia North America, which will continue to manage and operate collection and wastewater treatment system.

This contract is for 10 years and is worth $500m.

Since March 2008, Veolia has been managing the MMSD facilities, cleaning billions of gallons of wastewater every year at two water reclamation facilities that serve 1.1 million people in 28 communities.

This is Veolia's largest project in North America, employing approximately 250 people.

MMSD executive director Kevin Shafer said:  "Veolia has continuously exceeded all regulatory and contract standards.

"MMSD believes extending Veolia's contract is the best approach for our ratepayers and the environment.  We look forward to working with Veolia for years to come."

Veolia has been operating the Jones Island and South Shore facilities in compliance with the Clean Water Act.

Veolia's Milwaukee project vice president and general manager Scott Royer said: "MMSD is our largest project in North America and our joint accomplishments illustrate our commitment to delivering cost-effective, safe and environmentally compliant services.

"Together, we have used innovative technical programs to create value for the community and keep rates affordable for residents."