The U.S. section of the International Boundary and Water Commission (USIBWC), the federal agency charged with water rights management on the U.S./Mexico border, renewed its partnership with Veolia. With the renewal of this partnership, Veolia will continue to operate, maintain, and manage the South Bay International Wastewater Treatment Plant (SBIWTP) outside San Ysidro, Calif as they have done since 1996.
The SBIWTP addresses a critical waste management need for Mexico while protecting the U.S. waterways and beaches from uncontrolled wastewater discharges. The value of the deal is estimated to be $45 million:
“Since the beginning of our partnership, we’ve worked together with the USIBWC to build and operate a world-class facility that plays a critical role in the protection of our environment and meets key infrastructure needs along the California border,” said Lanita McCauley Bates, senior vice president, Veolia North America. “We’re proud of our long-standing relationship with the federal government and look forward to continuing to serve IBWC and meet stringent performance, staffing and security standards.”