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SUEZ invests $17 million in Delaware water treatment plant

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Wastewater service provider SUEZ has announced an investment of $17 million (€15 million) at the Stanton water treatment plant in Delaware, US.

According to the company, the project adds 4 million gallons of treated water storage at the plant, as well as a 6,000 square foot pumping facility able to deliver 24 million gallons of drinking water per 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.”

The project, which is due for completion by the end of 2019, will increase the amount of storage for treated drinking water at the Stanton plant fivefold.

The new pumping facility will feature nine pumps, with efficient operations reducing annual power consumption by 1.3 million kilowatt hours.

Additionally, the new ‘smart’ pumps will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 1,000 metric tons per year, “the equivalent to taking 200 cars off the road every day,” said Finnicum.