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SA Water metropolitan services alliance contract expiring

SA Water has confirmed the Adelaide metropolitan services alliance contract with Allwater – a SUEZ–Broadspectrum Joint Venture (JV) – will conclude on 1 July 2021.

Under the terms of the 10-year contract, the JV will continue to operate and maintain water and sewerage networks across the metropolitan area until its conclusion.

SA Water will reassess the best service delivery model for its customers needs and the commercial arrangements needed to meet them, with applications opened to existing and new potential delivery partners later this financial year.

SA Water General Manager Asset Operations and Delivery Mark Gobbie said while the current contract with Allwater has more than two and a half years to run, it is sound business practice to review large commercial arrangements to ensure they remain fit for purpose.

“The current alliance contract took effect in 2011, and since then our business has continued to evolve, as have our customers’ expectations,” said Mr Gobbie.

“It’s prudent we take the opportunity to review our commercial arrangement rather than extend the contract, and make sure it’s set up to provide the best benefits for our customers.

“Our priorities – and those of our customers’ – are the reliable delivery of safe, clean drinking water, and dependable sewerage services, with low and stable pricing over time, and these will inform our approach.

“We will go to market later this financial year to understand the best future service delivery options and partners, with opportunities for our current partners and potential new ones, to respond.”

For more information visit the SA Water website.

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