Every day, we provide 100,000 people in the Schwerin region with drinking water, operating a drinking-water network with 364 kilometres of pipelines to do so.

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    REMONDIS Aqua is a highly sought-after partner for public-sector projects all around the world. We have put together a selection of interesting examples for you to read.

    • Schwerin // Germany

        • Working together to add value to the standard of living in and around Schwerin
          Schwerin is the capital city of the German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and is home to around 95,000 people. Water has always played an important role in this city which is almost 1,000 years old and has a total of 12 lakes within its borders. As is the case with many other local authorities, the City of Schwerin is having to face a large number of challenges when it comes to water management – one of the main reasons for this being demographic change.

          The partnership
          Wasserversorgungs- und Abwasserentsorgungsgesellschaft Schwerin mbH (WAG) has been responsible for supplying the people living in the City of Schwerin with drinking water since 2003. This joint venture is owned by the municipal utilities company, Stadtwerke Schwerin (51%), and REMONDIS Aqua's subsidiary, EURAWASSER (49%). A total of 13 wells are used to secure the supply of drinking water here with 2 waterworks processing the raw water into high quality drinking water. WAG is also in charge of managing the wastewater operations of Schweriner Abwasserentsorgung (SAE), a firm owned by the City of Schwerin. This includes maintaining one of the largest sewage treatment plants in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. This plant can treat wastewater from up to 200,000 inhabitants and not only accepts wastewater from Schwerin but also from many of the surrounding districts.

          How our customers benefit

          • A stable supply of drinking water & high quality, sustainable wastewater treatment
          • Access to a wide range of laboratory services provided by Aqua Service Schwerin Beratungs- und Betriebsführungsgesellschaft (AQS / a company in which EURAWASSER owns a share)
          • The advantages created by the collaboration between WAG and AQS are passed on to the customers

          Facts & Figures

          • Task(s): water supply & wastewater treatment
          • Partnership: joint venture since 2003
          • No. of inhabitants in the catchment area: ca. 100,000
          • Length of the drinking water network: 364km
          • Length of the sewer network: 350km
          • Plants & facilities: 2 waterworks, 13 wells, 1 sewage treatment plant, 370+ wastewater pumping stations

          "It has been a huge benefit to us having EURAWASSER work together with our municipal company right from the very beginning and assisting us with its know-how. This truly is a partnership that is beneficial to all those involved."

          Angelika Gramkow, former mayor of Schwerin

      Wasserverband Lausitz // Germany

        • Stable rates and charges for the Lausitz region
          The Lausitz covers an area of 13,000km2 and comprises the south east of the German state of Brandenburg as well as parts of east Saxony. The water board, Wasserverband Lausitz (WAL), is based in the south Brandenburg town of Senftenberg and is responsible for supplying drinking water to the approx. 82,000 local inhabitants living in 25 towns and districts there as well as for treating their wastewater. The water rates and charges have remained stable for over 14 years now despite the structural change the region has been going through and the effects of a declining population.

          The partnership
          In 2006, Wasserverband Lausitz (WAL) assigned the commercial and technical operations management of its drinking water supply and wastewater treatment facilities to REMONDIS Aqua. Wasserverband Lausitz Betriebsfuhrungs GmbH took over around 140 of WAL's employees – also in 2006 – and has been responsible for carrying out the work in the region since then. Besides serving the 82,000 local residents living in the water board's region, we also supply thousands of local inhabitants in the neighbouring water board regions and districts with high quality drinking water. Even Europe's largest dairy business, which is based close to Dresden, receives its drinking water from the Lausitzer Heide. One of the reasons why we are able to supply so many people is the high performance of the Tettau Waterworks –one of the biggest and most modern waterworks in the state of Brandenburg. We are also responsible for managing the wastewater there and operate 6 biological sewage treatment plants in the WAL water board's region, safely treating the wastewater generated by both private households and commercial and industrial businesses.

          How our customers benefit

          • A clear reduction in costs thanks to efficient operations
          • Stable rates and charges for the local inhabitants as well as for the commercial and industrial businesses
          • Ability to supply many areas with high quality drinking water including regions located outside the Lausitz

          Facts & Figures

          • Task(s): water supply & wastewater treatment
          • Partnership: operations management model since 2006
          • No. of inhabitants in the catchment area: 82,000 (as of: 2014)
          • Length of the drinking water network: 1,400km
          • Length of the sewer network: 524km
          • Plants & facilities: waterworks, 10 booster facilities, 7 sewage treatment plants, 160+ wastewater pumping stations

          "Having WAL-Betrieb GmbH manage the Wasserverband Lausitz's commercial and technical operations has proven to be a success for over 8 years now. It has been and continues to be able to minimise the effects of the structural problems in our region and to stabilise rates and charges and is now considered to be one of the success stories in Brandenburg."  

          Dr Roland Socher, Board Chairman of Wasserverband Lausitz

      Güstrow // Germany

        • Services of general interest in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
          The fact that services of general interest are now a matter of course for consumers is the greatest compliment for us. The supply and disposal area in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania covers an area of 1,505 km². EURAWASSER Nord GmbH has been working for 46 municipalities there since 2000.

          The partnership
          With our subsidiary, EURAWASSER Nord GmbH, we supply more than 48,000 people in the greater Güstrow-Bützow region with drinking water on behalf of the municipalities and the water supply and waste water association Güstrow-Bützow-Sternberg (WAZ) and are also responsible for their waste water disposal.

          For the water supply and waste water association (WAZ), we are not only responsible for the operation and maintenance of all networks and facilities, but also for the planning, implementation and financing of investments and refurbishments. A long-term operating agreement exists with the water supply and waste water association for this purpose.

          Customer benefits

          • Customer-oriented services for water supply and waste water disposal, water extraction, network operation and waste water treatment.
          • Rapid and efficient implementation of necessary investments.
          • Planning, construction, operation and financing from a single source.
          • Integrated concepts in water management.

          The facts

          • Task: Water supply and sewerage disposal
          • Partnership: Operator contract since 2000
          • Inhabitants in supply area: approx. 48,500 in 46 municipalities
          • Length of the drinking water network: 1,023 km
          • Length of the sewer network: 556 km
          • Plants: 46 waterworks, 116 wells, 11 pressure stations, 41 sewage treatment plants, 248 sewage pumping stations, 713 pressure drainage systems

      Rheingau // Germany

        • Top quality water supply network for the wine-growing region
          The cultural landscape of the Rheingau attracts many thousands of tourists every year. The Rheingau wines are known for their high quality both at home and abroad. Two of the most popular tourist attractions in the region are the historic towns of Eltville and Kiedrich. Other districts in this area include Oestrich-Winkel, Schlangenbad and the wine-growing district of Walluf. The geographical features of the Rheingau make water supply and wastewater treatment particularly challenging.

          The partnership
          Via our subsidiary, REMONDIS EURAWASSER GmbH, we have been responsible for managing operations for RHEINGAUWASSER GmbH and the wastewater association, Abwasserverband Oberer Rheingau, since 01 January 2009. We support both clients with our know-how to ensure that this technically very complex wine-growing region with its many hillsides has access to a secure and reliable supply of water and wastewater services. RHEINGAUWASSER GmbH is responsible for supplying the approx. 45,000 people living in the region with drinking water. Abwasserverband Oberer Rheingau is in charge of treating the wastewater generated by around 36,000 local inhabitants.

          How our customers benefit

          • A high quality supply of water in a technically complex wine-growing region
          • The specialist knowledge, know-how and flexible solutions of a strong service provider
          • Improvement of the supply structure and simultaneous increase in profitability

          Facts & Figures

          • Task(s): water supply & wastewater treatment
          • Partnership: operations management model since 2009
          • No. of inhabitants in the catchment area: ca. 45,000
          • Length of the drinking water network: 340km
          • Length of the sewer network: 30km
          • Plants & facilities: 15 waterworks, 26 wells & springs, 2 sewage treatment plants, 3 wastewater pumping stations

          "The operations management model has proven to be a success for many years now and we have found a good partner in REMONDIS EURAWASSER which is able to provide reliable and cost-effective water services."

          Manfred Kohl, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Rheingauwasser GmbH and Mayor of the District of Walluf

    Further references

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