Partnerships

Municipal Partnerships

Municipal officials face growing challenges when it comes to managing water systems, including aging infrastructure, growing demand, and increasingly complex regulations. SUEZ North America is here to assist municipalities with their unique challenges, bringing world-class expertise and providing cost-effective, safe and reliable water services.

SUEZ provides a full range of scalable solutions through public-private partnerships and comprehensive asset management contracts. This allows communities to outsource the management and operation of water or wastewater systems while retaining control, ownership of their assets and rate-setting authority.

Our asset management services include:

  • Customer service
  • Billing and collections
  • Contract operations
  • Operational assistance
  • Infrastructure and tank management
  • Long-term leases
  • Asset acquisition
  • Design and construction

SUEZ also offers operations consulting in:

  • Performance and change management
  • Finance and rate planning
  • Capital planning and execution
  • Employee transition programs
  • Labor relations

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Testimonials

“It’s been the collaboration with [SUEZ] that has led to the incredible successful operations of this plant—really one of its kind in the entire world… and we really look forward to future challenges and working with [SUEZ] to meet the future needs of our region.”
- Richard Nagel, General Manager, West Basin Municipal Water District, California

“One of the values that [SUEZ] brings to the table is that it provides a community the size of Stonington with extra resources. We’ve been working for 13 years without a permit violation. That speaks for itself. Prior to [SUEZ] coming on board, permit violations were not uncommon… Nothing like that has occurred or ever been a problem since we’ve been with [SUEZ].”
- Harold Storrs, former Director, Pollution Control Authority, Stonington, CT

“As the mayor, one your primary responsibilities is the health, safety, and welfare of the community and [the Tom’s River treatment plant] is a demonstration of [SUEZ’s] commitment to this community.”
- Mayor Thomas Kelaher, Tom’s River, New Jersey

Awards

Our strong partnerships have allowed us to receive many awards for outstanding service:

  • National Council For Public-Private Partnerships Service Award
  • U.S. Conference of Mayors Outstanding Public-Private Partnership Award
  • New England Water Environment Association George Burke Safety Award
  • California Plant-of-the-Year Award
  • Pennsylvania Water Environment Association Award
  • Michigan Star Award

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