Skip to main content


Buy Article:

$17.50 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Or sign up for a free trial

Facing increased regulatory scrutiny and an aging wastewater treatment infrastructure, the City of Woonsocket, Rhode Island (the “City”), under the direction of Mayor Susan D. Menard, sought the advantages of partnering with a private company to help meet the City's wastewater treatment needs. Mayor Menard teamed with the City's Administration and Public Works Director Michael Annarummo and procurement consultant Malcolm Pirnie, Inc. to craft a new utility management strategy and seek a qualified vendor to design and build necessary capital improvements and operate the wastewater treatment facility for a period of 20 years.

The City's wastewater treatment system includes a 16 million gallon per day wastewater treatment plant and seven pumping stations serving four regional communities: Woonsocket, Rhode Island; North Smithfield, Rhode Island; Bellingham, Massachusetts; and Blackstone, Massachusetts.

From the perspective of the owner's agent, this paper and accompanying presentation provide an indepth discussion of the control and flexibility required for a successful privatization procurement process. The technical aspects of meeting enhanced effluent limits for ammonia and phosphorus at a plant with heavy industrial loads is explored. An innovative financing mechanism (a tax-exempt municipal lease-purchase agreement) is explained, and the approval process under Executive Order 12803 is described in detail.
No Reference information available - sign in for access.
No Citation information available - sign in for access.
No Supplementary Data.
No Data/Media
No Metrics

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2000-01-01

More about this publication?
  • Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation is an archive of papers published in the proceedings of the annual Water Environment Federation® Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC® ) and specialty conferences held since the year 2000. These proceedings are not peer reviewed.

    A subscription to the Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation includes access to most papers presented at the annual WEF Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) and other conferences held since 2000. Subscription access begins 12 months after the event and is valid for 12 months from month of purchase. A subscription to the Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation is included in Water Environment Federation (WEF) membership.

    WEF Members: Sign in (right panel) with your IngentaConnect user name and password to receive complimentary access. Access begins 12 months after the conference or event
  • Subscribe to this Title
  • Membership Information
  • About WEF Proceedings
  • WEFTEC Conference Information
  • Learn about the many other WEF member benefits and join today
  • Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites
  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more