Effective from May 1, 2021, the new agreement between East Providence and SUEZ allows for the continued operation of the Riverside wastewater treatment plant, which has been underway for more than 10 years, including annual investments of close to €800,000.
Starting in the summer of 2021, the SUEZ Group will deploy a new solution dedicated to the prevention of wastewater and stormwater overflow risks. Based on an acoustic inspection method, this solution will enable real-time detection of sewage network blockages. With this tool, SUEZ has already reduced the number of network blockages by 70% in Bayonne (New Jersey) and by 71% in Nassau County (New York).
With the renewal of this contract, SUEZ continues to provide services to the 50,000 inhabitants of East Providence and Barrington, in the state of Rhode Island, while also saving them around €2 million through the implementation of the new clog reduction tool. In total, the Group provides water and wastewater services to approximately 260,000 residents in the state of Rhode Island, including East Providence, Newport, Pawtucket, Warren, Woonsocket, Narragansett and South Kingstown.
“The City of East Providence looks forward to continuing our relationship with SUEZ” said East Providence Mayor Bob DaSilva. “I look forward to seeing the technology investments SUEZ has planned and the benefits they will bring to our day-to-day lives.”
"We are excited to continue our partnership with the City of East Providence and bring innovative solutions to the challenges faced by the residents”, said Nadine Leslie, CEO, SUEZ North America. “Our goal is always to put our customers first in every decision we make, and to do so in a sustainable manner. This new agreement reflects the needs East Providence residents and our determination to further improve their wastewater system". Nadine Leslie ,CEO North America