The Invercargill City Council’s water and drainage contractor Veolia Water New Zealand takes operational responsibility for the city’s pipe works from tomorrow, 1 June 2012, Acting Engineering Services Group Manager Russell Keen said today.
Mr Keen said that Council announced in March that it had accepted the tender of Veolia Water to undertake the maintenance of the water and drainage pipes in Invercargill and Bluff for up to the next ten years.
The value of the contract Council had accepted was $3.4 million for a two year period.
Veolia Water is a specialist international company that focuses in New Zealand on water, wastewater and stormwater maintenance and which is seeking to ‘be the partner of choice in water industry’.
Veolia takes over maintenance of water and drainage systems for Invercargill and Bluff from Council’s former subsidiary and long-time service provider Bond Contracts.