SUEZ and its partners, AECOM Technical Services and C.H. Nickerson, have been selected by the City of Woonsocket, Rhode Island, to design, build and operate the City’s new drinking water facility. The project is part of the municipality’s comprehensive plan to improve water quality, in line with the State’s regulations. SUEZ will ensure the continuity of service at the existing plant during construction work and will then operate and maintain the new water treatment plant for a period of 20 years and an amount of $53m1.
Under the Design, Build and Operate contract, AECOM Technical Services will be in charge of the plant design and engineering as well as the planning and guidance for the project. C.H. Nickerson & Company will perform the construction work. Following construction, SUEZ will operate the new water treatment plant and a raw water pump station, in line with the State and federal environmental regulations.
“This new water treatment facility has been a long time coming for the City,” said Woonsocket Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt. “We are eager to break ground on a brand new plant that will produce the highest quality of water that our customers expect.”
The partners will liaise with the City’s Department of Public Works, which is responsible for overseeing the provision of water treatment services for the residents of Woonsocket. The City will continue to own the water system, including the plant and distribution network, as well as control rate setting.
This project will enable the City of Woonsocket to operate the facility efficiently, ensure adequate water treatment, improve the community’s water infrastructure and enhance service provision for its inhabitants.
This contract is a new reference for SUEZ in Rhode Island and the northern United States. The Group provides water and wastewater management services to 7.3 inhabitants every day throughout North America.