United Water has opened a national command center in Boise, Idaho, to coordinate the company’s response to Hurricane Irene. United Water owns or operates water and wastewater utilities located on the East coast ranging from Georgia to New Hampshire.
“The command center is located at our United Water Idaho office in Boise,” said Bob Iacullo, 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 Irene 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 7 million people in the United States. In addition to owning and operating 20 water utilities, the company operates more than 200 municipal and industrial water and wastewater systems through innovative public-private partnerships and contract agreements. United Water’s affiliate, Utility Service Company, is the nation’s leading provider of long-term asset management contracts for water storage facilities with municipal and industrial clients. Founded in 1869, United Water is a subsidiary of SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT.
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