City-Owned Water Utility Enters Public-Private Partnership
The City of La Vergne, TN, has entered into a public-private partnership to provide contract operation and management of the City’s Water Utility System for a term of three years.
A special meeting of the La Vergne board of mayor and aldermen was conducted on Friday, January 19 to discuss the partnership with Severn Trent Services for the operation of the La Vergne Water Treatment Plant. The public meeting was held at La Vergne City Hall..
The company will be responsible for operations and management of the City’s 9.8 million gallons-per-day (MGD) water treatment plant; managing capital expenses; minimizing or eliminating water quality excursions; providing technical assistance to address the City’s existing assets, future capacity and regulatory issues; and removing the City’s day-to-day burden of operating the facility. The facility currently treats 4.0 to 5.0 MGD, serving La Vergne’s 27,000 residents.
According to Don Eldridge, regional business developer, “Our goal for La Vergne, as with all partnerships, is to meet the many needs of the community. We look forward to meeting the objectives set forth in the partnership by the City of La Vergne.”
For more information on Severn Trent Services, visit www.severntrentservices.com.