8/27/12 – Veolia Water North America Honors Edwardsville Team for Its Commitment to Safety

Edwardsville, Ill., Aug. 27, 2012...Representatives from Veolia Water North America, the nation’s leading provider of municipal and industrial water and wastewater partnerships, recently saluted members of their Edwardsville, Ill., team for maintaining an outstanding safety record. Over the past 25 years, the team, which manages, operates and maintains the City of Edwardsville’s wastewater and water treatment plant, has recorded a Lost-Time Incidence Rate (LTIR) of zero. The LTIR measures the number of injuries or illnesses which result in time away from work.

In recognition of the team’s safety achievement, Veolia Water hosted a formal recognition dinner at Bella Milano on August 24 and presented each team member with a wristwatch to commemorate the special milestone. Those on hand to recognize the team included Edwardsville Mayor Gary Niebur; Edwardsville City Engineer Eric Williams; Veolia Water Executive Vice President, Management Systems and Health and Safety, Dan Ryan; Area Manager William A. Coleman and Edwardsville project manager John Shaw.

“Our team is honored to have been recognized for our efforts to make safety a top priority,” said John Shaw, Edwardsville project manager. “As an organization, Veolia Water continues to be ranked as one of the safest places to work in the water and wastewater industry. We’re glad to contribute by celebrating 25 years in Edwardsville with no lost-time injuries. It means a lot to the employees here. This team thinks about each other’s safety every day, and we’re very proud of this recognition.”

Based in Chicago, Veolia Water North America is the leading provider of comprehensive water and wastewater partnership services to municipal and industrial customers, providing services to people in approximately 550 North American communities.

The company is part of the Veolia Environnement companies in North America, with 30,000 North American employees providing sustainable environmental solutions in water management, waste services, and energy management.

Veolia Water, the water division of Veolia Environnement, is the world leader in water and wastewater services and technological solutions. Its parent company, Veolia Environnement (NYSE: VE and Paris Euronext: VIE), is the worldwide reference in environmental services. With more than 315,000 employees, Veolia Environnement recorded annual revenues of $38 billion in 2011. Visit the company’s Web sites at www.veolianorthamerica.com and www.veoliawaterna.com, or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/veoliawaterna.

For more  information, contact::

Julie Hauser, The Hauser Group, (314) 436-9090

Matt Demo, Veoilia Water North America, (312) 552-2887