Putting a Stop to Pollution: Public-private Partnership Helps Nassau County Overhaul Its Wastewater Infrastructure
Like many state and local governments, budget woes had caused Nassau County, N.Y., to underinvest in its infrastructure — particularly its wastewater treatment system — for decades. The growing problem finally came to a head in 2012, when Superstorm Sandy slammed into the New York City area, knocking the county’s main Bay Park treatment plant out of operation. Efforts intensified to find a public-private partnership to operate and maintain the system – the county signed a 20-year contract with SUEZ, North America, that resulted in a winning outcome. To learn more, download the full paper.