July 12th 2018
Veolia North America announced today that it acquired from American
Water Works Company, Inc., the rights to 23 of its water treatment and energy service contracts.
The transaction will expand the core municipal water business of Veolia, which is among the top
providers of water and wastewater treatment services in the U.S. and Canada, and will see Veolia
welcome 110 new employees to its North America operations.
The transaction includes contracts for water treatment services in locations across North America,
including major metropolitan areas such as Phoenix, AZ, the fifth-largest city in the U.S., and Seattle, WA.
Non-municipal contracts include a college in Illinois, a beverage company, a food processing company
and a chemical company. Nearly a quarter of Veolia’s business is devoted to water and wastewater
solutions, making it well-suited to ensure a seamless transition for its new customers. In keeping with its
commitment to community partnership, Veolia intends to work closely with business leaders and residents
in the many communities where the newly-acquired contracts are located.
“We are excited to expand our water and energy services to these municipalities and industries, and
welcome our new colleagues,” said VNA Chief Executive Officer Bill DiCroce. “This is another example of
our growing our capabilities and offering leading environmental solutions. We look forward to working with
dozens of new communities and delivering the highest quality water and wastewater services available.”
Veolia will be taking over 23 new contracts, of which 13 are wastewater contracts, four are drinking water
contracts, five are wastewater and drinking water contracts, and one is a contract to provide steam and
compressed air. Eighteen of these contracts are located in the U.S. in eight different states (Connecticut,
Ohio, North Carolina, Illinois, Minnesota, Arizona, California and Washington), and five are located in
Ontario, Canada. This move is also in line with the company’s strategy to establish a greater presence in
the western U.S., where six of the new contracts are located.
The transaction is worth $27 million. The new contracts represent a yearly turnover of $31.1 million.
Veolia group is the global leader in optimized resource management. With nearly 169,000 employees
worldwide, the Group designs and provides water, waste and energy management solutions that
contribute to the sustainable development of communities and industries. Through its three
complementary business activities, Veolia helps to develop access to resources, preserve available
resources, and to replenish them. In 2017, the Veolia group supplied 96 million people with drinking water
and 62 million people with wastewater service, produced nearly 55 million megawatt hours of energy and
converted 47 million metric tons of waste into new materials and energy. Veolia Environnement (listed on
Paris Euronext: VIE) recorded consolidated revenue of USD 30.1 billion in 2017. www.veolia.com