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The Past & Future of New Jersey’s Water
Veolia has come a long way since its founding as Hackensack Water Company in 1869. For well over a century the company has earned a reputation as an industry leader by staying ahead of changing times and pioneering new technologies.
Customer expectations have changed, too, as has the notion that a bath is a luxury. Today more than 850,000 people in Bergen, Hudson, Sussex and Hunterdon counties depend upon Veolia for a steady and reliable supply of quality water.
In addition to meeting the water needs of residential and industrial customers, the company also meets strict drinking water quality standards and stringent environmental regulations.
The Haworth Water Treatment Plant has a capacity of 200 million gallons per day (mgd). On a typical day the plant treats an average of approximately 110 mgd which is pumped through more than 2,000 miles of water mains to 60 communities; enough to stretch the length of New Jersey more than 13 times.
In June 2009, Veolia cut the ribbon on a $100 million plant upgrade - the largest and most extensive upgrade in the company’s history in North America. The facility is the largest water treatment plant in the U.S. to use high-rate dissolved air flotation (DAF) for sedimentation clarification. State-of-the-art DAF technology facilitates improved water quality, enhanced service reliability, reduced chemical and energy usage and the protection of sensitive ecosystems.
The company’s commitment to using state-of-the-art technology is supplemented by its dedication to providing excellent customer service. Each and every employee has an important role in ensuring that customer expectations are met in terms of quality, reliability and professionalism.
Veolia employees also offer their time and talent to help better the lives of people in the neighborhoods they serve. Through the Veolia Corporate Social Responsibility Program, the company supports organizations and initiatives that reflect its core business values and benefit individuals in these three areas: Environment, Education and Humanitarian Services.
The company founders would be pleased to see that their vision has become a reality. Today, Veolia continues to improve public health and safety by providing clean water for a cold drink or a hot bath, water pressure to fight a fire and reliable service to support economic growth and development.
The Leadership Team for Veolia in Northern New Jersey
With unparalleled industry expertise and total dedication to cost-effective, environmentally sound service, Veolia provides proven experience and industry leadership to the customers and communities we serve. Beyond operational expertise, our management team is built upon demonstrated success in performance and change management, financial planning, capital planning and asset management.
- Alan Weland, Vice President and General Manager
- Tom Neilan, Senior Director, Operations
- John Hildabrant, Director, Highlands Operations
- Emad Sidhom, Director, Engineering
- Craig O’Connell, Director, Customer Operations
- Eric Vitale, Director, Water Quality
- Rafael Flores, Director, Finance and Performance
- Debra Vial, Director, Communications and Community Relations
- Gio Cordero, Manager, Human Resources