USFilter Promises Quick
Expansion with DBOF Win
Ky., May 15, 2000 Floyd County, Ky.'s, Southern Water and Sewer District
has awarded USFilter Operating Services a 20-year design, build, operate,
finance (DBOF) contract to expand and oversee the operations and maintenance
of its drinking water systems. Valued at approximately $1.4 million annually,
the contract calls for USFilter to finance, design and construct 21 miles
of new water lines, three pumps and three tanks. USFilter also will handle
system operations and maintenance for the next 20 years.
Southern Water and Sewer District, recently formed with the merger between
Beaver-Elkorn and Mud Creek water districts, services 3,800 customers
with its 2 MGD (million gallons per day) drinking water treatment plant,
200 miles of water lines, 13 existing pump systems and 24 tanks. The expansion
will increase the District's customer base by 500. Construction is expected
to begin in August with a completion by July, 2001.
Southern Water and Sewer District was formed to help expand the public
water system to more county residents and to address operating problems
such as a 50 percent water loss caused by aging infrastructure," said
Rob Nicholas, regional vice president, USFilter Operating Services. "USFilter,
with support from our distribution group and Lexington-based PDR Engineering,
provided a quick, viable solution to get more water to the county while
improving service and bringing in needed technology, maintenance and safety
programs. We are hoping these improvements will serve as a catalyst for
future growth of its public water system."
began operations May 1 and plans to implement a management program to
help integrate the Beaver-Elkorn and Mud Creek Water Districts. The program
will include an employee benefits component for district employees.
a Vivendi Water company, is the leading global provider of commercial,
industrial, municipal and residential water and wastewater treatment systems,
products and services, with operations in more than 100 countries. USFilter
is also the market leader in outsourced water and wastewater services
including the design, construction, financing and operation of water and
wastewater systems at industrial sites and for municipalities. USFilter
operates several water and wastewater treatment facilities in Kentucky
including facilities in Pikeville, Hardinsburg, Whitesburg and Wurtland.
Based in Palm Desert, Calif., USFilter invites you to visit its website
40-004 COOK STREET
PALM DESERT, CA 92211
USFILTER OPERATING SERVICESs
14950 HEATHROW FOREST PARKWAY, SUITE 200
PHONE: (281) 985-5481/5479