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United Water Opens National Command Center

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HARRINGTON PARK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

United Water has opened a national command center in Boise, Idaho, to coordinate the company's response to Hurricane Sandy. United Water owns or operates water and wastewater utilities located on the East coast ranging from North Carolina to New Hampshire.

“The command center is located at our United Water Idaho office in Boise,” said Bob Iacullo, executive vice president of United Water. “It is not in the storm path and the talented team of Boise professionals has a wealth of expertise to help coordinate and support response efforts which might be needed by our East coast operations.”

Iacullo explained that each water or wastewater facility on the East coast has enacted an emergency response plan and is working closely with local officials and municipal responders. “Given the breadth of our organization, we can draw upon the resources of other team members throughout the country,” said Iacullo. “This is extremely helpful to local operators and communities faced with ongoing challenges presented by a storm of this magnitude.”

According to Iacullo, the company's priorities focus on ensuring the health and safety of employees, customers and clients while protecting critical infrastructure and the environment. The United Water team will strive to maintain service and restore service in a timely manner should interruptions occur.

“Everyone on our team is doing their best to minimize the impact of Hurricane Sandy and provide uninterrupted service to our customers,” said Iacullo. “Our national command center will help facilitate that process.”

About United Water

United Water is one of the nation's leading environmental companies, providing water and wastewater services to approximately 5.7 million people in the United States. In addition to owning and operating 20 water utilities, United Water operates 100 municipal and industrial water and wastewater systems through innovative public-private partnerships and contract agreements. Founded in 1869, United Water is a subsidiary of SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT.

About SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT

Natural resources are not infinite. Each day, SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT (Paris: SEV, Brussels: SEVB) and its subsidiaries deal with the challenge of protecting resources by providing innovative solutions to industries and to millions of people. SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT supplies drinking water to 91 million people, provides wastewater treatment services for 63 million people and collects the waste produced by close to 57 million people. SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT has 80,410 employees and, with its presence on a global scale, is a world leader exclusively dedicated to environmental services. SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT, a 35.7% GDF SUEZ affiliate, reported sales turnover of 14.8 billion Euros ($18.8 billion USD) at the end of financial year 2011.

United Water
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