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Have sufficient water to drink 

Water is declared drinkable and can only be distributed to consumers if it meets well-defined quality parameters. In many countries, it is subject to extreme vigilance at every stage of its journey, from its collection to its distribution.

The European Drinking Water Directive, published in 2020, establishes reinforced quality standards. This translates into the revision and integration of new parameters to be controlled, such as perfluorinated compounds (PFAS), which are also subject to new regulations in many other geographies.

As experts in water infrastructure and services, we support you throughout the entire drinking water production cycle. First of all, we advise you and implement the appropriate solutions for the mobilisation of resources: groundwater drilling, surface freshwater intake, catchment of karst springs, possible alternative resources such as seawater or non-conventional waters, in line with local regulations.

In France and around the world, we support you from the design of drinking water production plants to their operation and maintenance. The different treatment steps are designed according to the quality of the raw water available and the quality of drinking water required. We provide you with state-of-the-art solutions to produce very high quality water, for example by eliminating micropollutants (PFAS and pesticide metabolites, etc.) or by reducing its limescale content.

We provide services for the management of produced water and infrastructure. Thus, we assure you of the high quality of the water produced via regular, regulatory or specific analyses.

We adapt these drinking water production plants to urban, peri-urban or rural contexts and constraints. Factories can be the subject of a specific architectural integration. To adapt to certain geographical constraints or to quickly provide water to rapidly developing populations, factories can be delivered prefabricated: modular and containerised decentralised compact units (DCUs) are a recognised and widespread solution in some countries.

Your challenges, our solutions

Reduce health risks
Local authorities

Water quality

Guarantee drinking water quality that meets health requirements for all, by deploying sensors in the natural environment and within plants and networks.

Local authorities

Decentralised Compact Units (UCD®)

Ensure a reliable supply of drinking water in urban and rural areas with UCD®, our compact, modular water treatment plants.
Micropollutants in water
Local authorities

Treatment of micropollutants

We offer new processes for identifying and eliminating complex pollutants, such as PFAS or metabolites.

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Premium quality drinking water for the Auxerrois Community  

SUEZ is committed to guaranteeing access to very high quality water for the 70,000 inhabitants of the Auxerrois Community through the construction of two new drinking water production plants. With work to begin in 2025, both plants will be commissioned by the end of 2026.

These high-performance ecological facilities will be equipped with innovative low-pressure reverse osmosis technology: a membrane filtration system that retains most of the undesirable mineral salts (nitrates, sulphates, as well as excess calcium) naturally present in drinking water, most micropollutants (pesticides, drug residues, etc.) and pathogenic viruses or bacteria.

This innovative and ecological process makes it possible to obtain premium water, without chlorine taste and much less calcareous. 

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Frequently asked questions

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Get advice on resource management

Whether you're in the private or public sector, we can help you manage your water resources to ensure sustainable, environmentally-friendly consumption.

Discover new resources

We offer a range of solutions for using alternative water resources, such as the reuse of treated wastewater or rainwater, or desalination.