Severn Trent – North America Announces Partnership with Town of Chatham, Va.
Horsham, Pa. – 6 February 2017 Severn Trent - North America is pleased to announce that the Town Council of Chatham, Va., has selected the company to provide management, operation, and maintenance of its wastewater treatment systems as well as administration of the Industrial Pretreatment Program through a public-private partnership. The initial two-year contract includes additional five-year renewals, contingent on Severn Trent’s ability to lower costs and help the Town generate additional revenue.
“By partnering with Severn Trent, we expect to be able to improve the efficiency of the wastewater treatment plant with the increased skill sets, experience, and knowledge that they'll bring to the Town,” said Chatham’s Treasurer and Clerk of Council Tim Hammell. “Severn Trent also brings an excellent safety record to the table. With their abilities, we anticipate improvements in the care and proficiency in handling the waste produced in and around the Chatham area.”
The Chatham system, which serves a population of 1,300, includes a wastewater treatment facility with a total treatment capacity of 0.625 million gallons per day and two sewage pump stations. This is the second such partnership in Virginia for Severn Trent and expands its water/wastewater footprint, which includes operations in Danville.
“Severn Trent is excited to partner with Chatham to provide effective, efficient and compliant wastewater treatment,” said Severn Trent - North America’s President and CEO Stephane Bouvier. “By providing resources and cost-effective solutions, such as obtaining state laboratory certification, self-performing regulatory analysis, and eliminating the cost of using a commercial lab, we are prepared to deliver measurable, long-term benefits to Chatham.”
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 extensive footprint covering 19 states, our business provides contract management, full billing customer services, operations support and systems improvements for over 200 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.