Suez (United Water)
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Fact Sheet: United Water: A Corporate Profile
Suez Environnement is the second largest water service corporation in the world. In the United States, it operates under the name United Water.
United Water owns and operates water utilities in six states, and it runs water or sewer systems for 85 local governments across the country. It is the third largest private operator of publicly owned water and sewer systems in the United States.
Key Facts and Figures (2014)
Headquarters: Paris, France
Population served: 92 million with drinking water and 65 million with sewer service
CEO: Jean-Louis Chaussade
CEO compensation: $2.4 million (€2.0 million)
Average worker compensation: $39,400 (€32,400)
Revenues: $17 billion (€14 billion)
Profit: $730 million (€601 million)
U.S. headquarters: Paramus N.J.
Population served: 6.6 million people
Governments with privatization contracts: 84
Revenues: $686 million (€564 million)
International Treaty Complaint Against United Water
June 8, 2011
Food & Water Watch joined the Utility Workers Union of America to file a petition against United Water and Suez Environnement with Organisation for Economic Development and Co-operation for labor and environmental breaches of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.
United Water was involved in several of the worst water privatization schemes in the United States, including the industry-changing failure in Atlanta. Find out more below.
|Paris Reclaims Public Water|
|At the end of 2009, Paris reclaimed public control of its water system and ended its contractual relationship with Veolia Environnement.