Veolia Water secures contract extension with HBWS in US

Veolia Water North America-West has secured extension over its contract, which is related to a water reclamation facility, with the Honolulu Board of Water Supply (HBWS) in Hawaii, US through 2038.

Veolia was contracted in 1998 to build the reclamation plant and then operate it.

With a capacity to treat 13 million gallons of wastewater effluent, the facility produces 12 million gallons of reclaimed water meant for reuse.

HBWS water resources division programme administrator Barry Usagawa said: “The environment, our ratepayers and local business and industry have seen the benefits of our long-term relationship with Veolia.

“This extension allows us to continue to protect valuable water resources and, at the same time, remain an environmental leader, demonstrating how creative thinking and resource management can be a win for everybody.”

Through the reclamation processes, two qualities of water are produced, including high-purity reverse osmosis (RO) water and R1 water.

RO water is sold to industrial users for power and petrol-refining uses at Campbell Industrial Park, while R1 water will be directed towards irrigation of golf courses and communal areas.

The reusability of non-drinkable water by industries is said to be helping the community in preserving its limited resources of potable water.

It is also said to ensure supply of water to several businesses in the region.