New Contract in New Zealand

The international firm Veolia has signed a ten-year contract (annual value: converted about 11 million US-Dollar) with New Zealand company Wellington Water to operate and maintain the four wastewater treatment plants that serve the capital city of New Zealand.

The metropolitan area comprises four local authorities: Wellington, Lower Hutt, Upper Hutt and Porirua. The population of more than 400,000 residents combined produce about 165 million liters of wastewater every day. This water is treated at four plants – two in Wellington, one in Porirua and one in Lower Hutt – before being returned to the environment. Wellington Water is owned by the Hutt, Porirua, Upper Hutt and Wellington city councils, and Greater Wellington Regional Council. Their role is to manage the drinking water, wastewater and stormwater services of their council owners.

Veolia provides water, waste and energy management services to more than one million people in New Zealand and employs over 300 people across the country.

(GR 32019, Page 12)