Veolia North America (VNA) secures three municipal water contracts in St. Michael, Albertville and Hanover, Minnesota
September was a good month for VNA’s Municipal Water Division in the State of Minnesota, where the company’s strong record of service excellence led to the renewal of three municipal contracts and the addition of a new one.
“The Minnesota projects have been a great example of partnerships in the truest sense of the word,” said Joseph Tackett, the Municipal Water senior vice president. “It’s a testament to the great job being done by Larry Cook, our general manager in Minnesota, and the project managers and employees at each of our locations.”
Though the three contracts that were renewed were not due to expire until the end of the year, Cook said the customers were so satisfied with VNA’s performance that they wanted to lock up the renewals ahead of time.
“We’re proud of the relationships we have with these communities, and we think the reputation we’ve built played a big role in helping us secure the new contract as well,” he said.
The newest contract calls for VNA to provide labor to operate and maintain the Chisago Lakes Joint Sewage Treatment plant in Chisago City, outside Minneapolis. The plant serves the communities of Chisago City, Lindstrom, Wyoming, Center City and Stacey. Terms of the contract call for VNA to be paid roughly $3.75 million over the next five years. VNA’s bid was selected amidst heavy competition from at least three other service providers. Cook said his team has already begun implementing long-needed upgrades such as digitized record-keeping and preventative maintenance programs.
Here are the three Municipal Water contracts that were renewed:
- In Hanover, VNA was awarded a three-year renewal for $274,000 to continue overseeing the town’s collection and distribution system. VNA has been in partnership with Hanover since 1996.
- In St. Michael, VNA was awarded a three-year renewal for $3.175 million to continue operating and maintaining the town’s water and wastewater collection and distribution system, including a wastewater treatment plant with a capacity of 2.5 million gallons per day. VNA has been in partnership with St. Michael since 1996.
- VNA also secured a three-year, $1.9 million renewal with the Joint Powers Water Board groundwater treatment plant, serving the communities of St. Michael, Albertville and Hanover. The plant has a capacity of 10 million gallons per day. VNA has been in partnership with the Joint Powers district since 1998.