Published on 19.12.2011
The Aquaplus Labels and Trophies were conferred upon seven local authorities and twelve companies at the end of November 2011. In France, these awards certify the quality of projects in the water sector. BG was among the partner companies that worked on two of the seven award-winning wastewater treatment plants.
The goal of Aquaplus is to bring together the main stakeholders in the water sector and provide recognition of their quality through the Aquaplus Label and Trophy. The Aquaplus Label is awarded by examination to water professionals (public or private companies or agencies) and is a token of confidence as far as commissioning clients are concerned.
The Aquaplus Trophy awards exemplary projects that involve sustainable development in the water sector: drinking water or wastewater treatment plants, water towers or systems, etc. For all phases of the project (from the definition of needs to full operation) the three components of sustainable development are evaluated:
Last November 23, seven water treatment plants were awarded an Aquaplus Trophy. They ranged in size from a small rural wastewater treatment plant (6,000 PE) to a high-capacity plant that can treat up to one million PE.
Among the seven recipients were the Pont-Royat wastewater treatment plant in Béard-Béovreissiat (Ain), with a capacity of 24,000 PE, and the Vallée d'Aulps wastewater treatment plant in Essert-Romand (Upper Savoy), with a capacity of 64,000 PE, on which BG worked with the partner companies as a prime contractor.
The Aquaplus Committee also awarded fifteen Labels to twelve (public and private) companies and one organisation for six different activities:
Additionally, at the 6th World Water Forum in Marseilles (March 12-17, 2012), the Aquaplus approach was presented as a suggested solution that could motivate all water stakeholders to favour sustainable development solutions.
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