American Water announced its Military Services Group has been awarded a contract for ownership, operation, maintenance and replacement of the wastewater utility system assets at Naval Station Mayport (“NS Mayport”) in Jacksonville, Fla.
American Water’s Military Services Group provides water and wastewater services to military installations across the country as part of the federal government’s Utilities Privatization (“UP”) Program. American Water was selected for the NS Mayport wastewater UP contract by the Defense Logistics Agency (“DLA”), which operates as the primary UP contracting agency for the Department of Defense.
“American Water is honored to be awarded our first Navy contract,” said Susan Hardwick, American Water President and CEO. “With the addition of Naval Station Mayport, this expands our water and wastewater footprint across all military branches and continues to demonstrate our leading position as a trusted partner for the Department of Defense. We are proud to provide safe, clean and reliable water and wastewater treatment services for service members, families and civilians at 18 installations.” NS Mayport is one of three major Navy installations in the Jacksonville area and has grown to become the third-largest fleet concentration area in the U.S. It is home to a daily population of over 32,000 sailors, families, and civilians, and the Navy’s 4th Fleet. The mission of NS Mayport is to sustain and enhance warfighter readiness.
The total contract value awarded is approximately $341 million over a 50-year period and will be subject to an annual economic price adjustment.