Horsham, Pa. – 5 April 2016 The Oklahoma City Water Utilities Trust, part of the City of Oklahoma City, has awarded Severn Trent – North America a five-year $68 million contract to operate and maintain four wastewater treatment plants and associated facilities. Severn Trent will assume management of the operations on Jan. 1, 2017, in accordance with the contract. The contract also includes two additional five-year renewal options.
“We provide Oklahoma City citizens with high-quality, reasonably priced water and wastewater services and take this responsibility seriously,” said Marsha Slaughter, general manager of the Oklahoma City Water Utilities Trust. “After a lengthy review process, we selected Severn Trent North America to operate our wastewater treatment facilities. Severn Trent has a proven track record in municipal wastewater management, and we are pleased with our selection.”
As part of the contract, Severn Trent will oversee the treatment of up to 80 million gallons of wastewater daily, manage biosolids and administer industrial pretreatment programs. The Oklahoma City wastewater system serves a population of approximately 600,000.
“The representatives of Oklahoma City conducted an extensive and deliberate selection process,” said Stephane Bouvier, CEO of Severn Trent Services – North America. “We are pleased to have been selected and appreciate the trust placed in us. We look forward to being a strong partner and working with the Oklahoma City Water Utility Trust to deliver reliable, quality and affordable wastewater management services.”
As part of its proposal, Severn Trent will focus on generating savings through energy management and conservation initiatives, and will also engage in community education efforts through partnerships with local institutions.
About Severn Trent – North America
Severn Trent – North America (www.severntrentservices.com) is a leading operator of water and wastewater assets. With experience spanning over 40 years, an impressive footprint covering 20 states, our business provides contract management, full billing customer services, operations support and systems improvements for over 300 municipal, industrial and commercial water and wastewater clients in the United States. Severn Trent – North America is a member of the Severn Trent plc (London: SVT.L) group of companies, a FTSE 100 company.