SUEZ NWS pledges full support to China’s efforts to fight COVID-19 epidemic
Wastewater and sludge treatment: SUEZ NWS has adopted an additional number of rigorous process parameters to match the changes in water usage and raw water profiles. In light of in-process risk factors like solid waste storage in wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs), surface exposure of biochemical processes, and sludge treatment systems, SUEZ NWS has enforced a more stringent personal protection policy and taken comprehensive measures that include adding disinfectants, ultraviolet radiation and ozone processes to further remove bacteria and viruses in the effluence, and to ensure that fecal coliform bacterial concentrations meet discharge standards.
Hazardous waste and medical waste treatment: SUEZ NWS has scheduled its activities in strict accordance with local government requirements. SCIP SITA is collecting and incinerating discarded masks in centralized depositaries, to prevent secondary hazards. Nantong Recycling and Recovery is treating solid waste as it arrives. Alongside consistent enforcement of existing processes, special medical waste generated during the epidemic is now subject to a series of emergency protocols, including three layers of packaging, separate storage and transfer, logging and escort by dedicated staff. It is also subject to priority disposal. Each medical waste recycling box is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected to ensure that waste is promptly, efficiently and harmlessly disposed of in a timely fashion to stop onward transmission of the virus.
Municipal sanitation: SUEZ NWS provides 24/7 uninterrupted services in Hong Kong and Macao, and has intensified disinfection efforts at waste collection points, customs ports and immigration checkpoints.
Not only did SUEZ NWS staff compassionately give donations, the company has also partnered with peers and local governments to source emergency supplies of medical and protective equipment like masks and protective suits from around the world through its global procurement network.