Veolia to continue operating AFCWRC's drinking water treatment facilities in Georgia
The Atlanta-Fulton County Water Resources Commission (AFCWRC) in Georgia has contracted Veolia to continue maintaining, operating and managing its drinking water treatment plants.
Valued at $22m, the five-year renewal agreement covers services for reservoirs, a regional water treatment plant and a raw water pump station.
Veolia North America and its joint-venture partner KHAFRA Engineering will oversee the plants' operations and maintenance.
The AFCWRC will continue its operations as the owner of all drinking water assets and will maintain rate-setting authority.
Veolia and AFCWRC supply drinking water to 370,000 people in Atlanta and North Fulton County.
Since 1990, Veolia has been responsible for operating the raw water pump station and surface-water filtration plant in the region, as well as their associated reservoirs.
Veolia North America president and chief executive officer William J. DiCroce said: "This is not only an excellent example of a successful public-private partnership in the Atlanta region, but a demonstration of how the private sector can support compliant, safe municipal water utility operations across North America.
"Our team is proud of its 25-year partnership with Atlanta-Fulton County and together, we remain focused on providing high levels of service and realising even greater achievements."
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, KHAFRA Engineering is a professional engineering, architectural, environmental and planning services company.
With more than 179,000 employees worldwide, Veolia designs and delivers water, waste and energy management solutions for several communities and industries.
Image: AFCWRC and Veolia supply drinking water to 370,000 people in Atlanta and North Fulton County. Photo: courtesy of winnond / Freedigitalphotos.