The City of Gladewater privatized its Public Works Division, including Water Treatment, Wastewater Treatment, Utility Maintenance, Streets and Parks, in April 1996 to Veolia Water North America Operating Services, LLC.
Project Manager - Chris Meeks - (903) 845-2586
Water Treatment Plant - Don Beall - (903) 845-3715
Wastewater Treatment Plant - John Choice - (903) 845-2802
More information on Veolia Water North America Operating Services, LLC can be found at http://www.veoliawaterna.com/.
From the VEOLA WATER website:
GLADEWATER WATER AND WASTEWATER
TREATMENT SYSTEMS AND PUBLIC WORKS
Services
Collection System Management
Customer Service
Distribution System Management
Fleet Management
Industrial Pretreatment Program
Meter Reading
Meter Replacement
Operation and Management of Wastewater Facility
Operation and Management of Water Facility
Public Works
Sludge Disposal
Veolia Water North America has operated the city of Gladewater's entire public works department since 1996.
The treatment system comprises a 2-million-gallon-per-day (MGD) surface water plant, 40 miles of collection lines and finished water storage; and a 1.4-MGD wastewater plant, 40 miles of collection system lines and lift stations.
Significant Accomplishments
Installed a SCADA system for automatic sampling and process controls, renovated lift stations, replaced activated carbon filter media at the water treatment plant
Received a new 10-year agreement after fewer than 5 years of service
Initiated a meter changeout program that resulted in an additional $60,000 increase in water billings after the first 500 meters were replaced
2003 Business of the Year from Gladewater Chamber of Commerce
Outstanding Performance award from the Texas Natural Resources Conservation Commission in 1997
"...Veolia Water not only has improved the quality of the city's public works department, but has actively participated in improving the quality of life in our community... We are pleased ... because Gladewater has found more than a business partner... we found a true corporate citizen." Todd Clifton, Chamber of Commerce director.

Department of Public Works:

 

The Department of Public Works is committed to making Gladewater a beautiful, livable and sustainable city.

Director of Public Works – Paul Jaap- P.E. - (903) 845-2586
Asst. Director of Public Works/Director Of Utilities – Casey Chambers - (903) 845-3715
Plant Operations Manager - John Choice - (903) 845-2802

GLADEWATER WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT SYSTEMS AND PUBLIC WORKS

Services:

Collection System Management
Customer Service
Distribution System Management
Fleet Management
Industrial Pretreatment Program
Meter Reading
Meter Replacement
Operation and Management of Wastewater Facility
Operation and Management of Water Facility
Public Works
Sludge Disposal

Street Maintenance

Cemetery and Parks Maintenance

 

The treatment system comprises a 4 million-gallon-per-day (MGD) surface water plant, 40 miles of collection lines and finished water storage; and a 1.4-MGD wastewater plant, 40 miles of collection system lines and lift stations.

Short and Long Term Goals

·         Water and Sewer line replacement

·         Hydraulic Analysis of the Water/Sewer distribution system

·         Rehabilitation and upgrade of Wastewater Treatment plant

·         Street reconstruction and rehabilitation

·         Drainage system rehabilitation

 

 

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