SUEZ renews contract for one of the largest wastewater recycling plants in the United States

07-01-2020
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West Basin Municipal Water District has renewed its contract with SUEZ North America to operate and maintain the Edward C. Little Water Recycling Facility in El Segundo, CA, and its three satellite plants. The five-year renewal, worth a total of $75 million (S$101 million), began January 1 and runs through the end of 2024.

The Edward C. Little facility is one of the largest water recycling operations of its kind in the United States, producing about 40 million gallons of water every day and conserving water resources in one of the nation’s most drought-prone regions. Since 1994, SUEZ has helped West Basin produce more than 200 billion gallons of recycled water.

The facility produces five different qualities of custom-made recycled water to meet the specific needs of West Basin’s municipal, commercial and industrial customers (garden watering, irrigation, supplying industrial boilers and cooling towers and indirect drinking water). The Edward C. Little plant also produces 12 million gallons of barrier water every day for aquifer replenishment that protects the South Bay coastal groundwater reservoirs from seawater intrusion from the Pacific Ocean.

“For the past twenty-five years, our partnership with the West Basin Municipal Water District has aimed to preserve water resources in order to guarantee the sustainable water supply of this increasingly arid region. Together, we have also developed a unique system for re-injecting recycled water into aquifers that allows us to limit sea water infiltration, while at the same time replenishing drinking water reserves for the future.” said Bertrand Camus, CEO of SUEZ.