Rialto Water Services (RWS) announces a 30-year public-private water and wastewater concession formed by the City of Rialto and Rialto Utility Authority (RUA), in partnership with RWS joint owners Table Rock Capital and a Ullico affiliate, with all construction, operations and customer service performed by Veolia Water North America.
Rialto customers please call 909-820-2546 with any questions about your water or wastewater service, and look for welcome information and a new bill format by mail in the New Year. To pay bills, please log in online at www.municipalonlinepayments.com/rialtoca, or pay by mail or in person as you customarily have done.
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Under the RWS concession, the City retains full ownership of water and wastewater systems, retains all water rights and supply, and possesses the rate-setting authority associated with the facilities. RWS provides financial backing, oversight and concession services for the life of the agreement, while Veolia delivers all water and wastewater services, including billing and customer service, and oversees a $41M capital improvement program to upgrade aging facilities. This long-planned upgrade to the infrastructure introduces cost and energy efficiencies for the City, seismic retrofits, improved water supply and wastewater capacity, and brings an estimated 445 construction jobs to the local economy.
To insure the ongoing safety and quality of the water resource, neighboring local public agency West Valley Water District is in direct partnership with the City of Rialto to lead all perchlorate remediation activities.
The concession generates annual lease payments to the City, in addition to a $35M upfront payment committed to key jobs-creating economic development projects of the City. The concession can be seen as an important and innovative solution to aging infrastructure, as well as a municipal stabilizer in the absence of California’s Redevelopment Agency funding.
Rialto is a city of approximately 100,000 located 60 miles east of Los Angeles, in the Inland Empire region of California.