SUEZ Making $17 Million Upgrade to Stanton Water Treatment Facility

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June 12, 2019
      $17 Million Investment will Enhance Service Reliability and Water Quality
SUEZ customers in Delaware should expect greater service reliability and water quality following the company’s $17 million investment at its Stanton Water Treatment Plant. The project adds 4 million gallons of treated water storage on site and a 6,000 square foot pumping facility that will be able to deliver 24 million gallons of drinking water to local residents, businesses and industries every day.  
“Delivering a reliable, safe water supply is a responsibility that we take very seriously,” said Larry Finnicum, Director of SUEZ Delaware Operations. “This investment to improve our water treatment plant fortifies our commitment to the uninterrupted delivery of high quality drinking water, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.”
Upon completion of the project, expected by year’s end, the company will have five times the current amount of storage of treated drinking water at its Stanton campus. In addition to improving reliability of service, additional storage enhances water quality - maximizing disinfection time for water that is distributed to customer homes through 540 miles of delivery pipes.
SUEZ Stanton Water Treatment Plant Upgrade Highlights:
Ground storage tanks:
  • 2 tanks, each with two million gallon storage capacity
  • Each tank is 45 feet high and 200 feet in diameter
  • Combined, the tanks are constructed with 8000 tons of cement
  • Together they hold 25 tons of water
New Pumping Facility:
  • Daily pumping capacity: 24 million gallons
  • Total number of pumps: 9
  • Annual power consumption reduction: 1.3 million kilowatt hours
State of the art, high efficiency pumps are replacing what had been “best of class” pumps when first installed, but that now are coming to the end of their useful lifespan, some having served for a number of decades. New “smart” pumps will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 1000 metric tons every year, reducing impacts on climate change. “This is the equivalent to taking 200 cars off the road every day,” said Finnicum.
About SUEZ in North America
SUEZ North America operates across all 50 states and Canada with 2,825 employees dedicated to environmental sustainability and smart and sustainable resource management. The company provides drinking water, wastewater and waste collection service to 6.6 million people on a daily basis; treats over 560 million gallons of water and over 450 million gallons of wastewater each day; delivers water treatment and advanced network solutions to 16,000 industrial and municipal sites; processes 160,000 tons of waste for recycling; rehabilitates and maintains water assets for more than 4,000 municipal and industrial customers; and manages $4.1 billion in total assets. The company posted revenues of $1.1 billion in 2018 and is a subsidiary of Paris-based SUEZ.
About SUEZ
With 90,000 people on the five continents, SUEZ is a world leader in smart and sustainable resource management. We provide water and waste management solutions that enable cities and industries to optimize their resource management and strengthen their environmental and economic performances, in line with regulatory standards. To meet increasing demands to overcome resource quality and scarcity challenges, SUEZ is fully engaged in the resource revolution. With the full potential of digital technologies and innovative solutions, the Group recovers 17 million tons of waste a year, produces 3.9 million tons of secondary raw materials and 7 TWh of local renewable energy. It also secures water resources, delivering wastewater treatment services to 58 million people and reusing 882 million m3 of wastewater. SUEZ generated total revenues of $19.36 billion in 2018.

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