Modern technology allows us to better survey the quality of our drinking water. Unfortunately, it also shows us the growing list of cities across the nation living with poor quality drinking water; this weakens people’s health, besides causing other issues. In light of this growing water safety concern, SUEZ wants to clean up the water in New Jersey.
On this episode of One-on-One with Steve Adubato, show host Steve Adubato, PhD., meets with the chief executive officer of SUEZ North America, Eric Gernath, who discussed water safety in the state of New Jersey and what is being done to keep our water clean and our families safe.
How SUEZ Improves Water In NJ
SUEZ is a French-based utility company which operates largely in the water treatment and waste management sectors. It is among the largest companies in the world, serving more than 1.5 million people in New Jersey alone.
Water is constantly in use in every corner of the world; however, we often take good quality water for granted, but maintaining a fine state of water is a daily struggle, said Gernath.
“You need a lot of expertise, a lot of resources, to make sure every day the water that you drink is of an adequate quality, the water that you treat―waste water―is actually suitable for discharge (so) that you’re not polluting the environment,” Gernath explains. “It’s a daily struggle, but what we pride ourselves about is that you don’t think about it.”
Because of the aging infrastructure around the country, water quality is subsequently diminishing in communities in our own backyard; but SUEZ hopes to be the driving force behind many of these upgrades and improve failing infrastructure.
To learn more about the quality of water in New Jersey and the impact SUEZ is having on the state, check out this edition of One-on-One with Steve Adubato.
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