What is a Public-Private Partnership?
A public-private partnership is a funding agreement that businesses will implement to disperse costs between a private company and a public partner when building power plants, airports, telecommunications systems, and water treatment and reuse facilities. A PPP can take many forms, but most connect businesses with a government agency through a contract where each party provides a portion of the resources to complete the project.
PPP agreements are useful when developing water treatment plants because of their size and the number of workers needed to complete construction and manage the facility. A PPP can be the difference that turns your plans for an onsite water treatment plant into a reality.
What Does a Public-Private Partnership Look Like?
A PPP can take many forms, and there are numerous models that companies and agencies will use to form their agreement. Each of the common PPP models covers a different format for ownership as the project progresses through stages. NSU offers a few PPP models, including:
- Design-Build: Our experts will help develop the project plans and engineer the facility. Your business will take ownership upon completion and handle daily operations.
- Design-Build-Operate: NSU will provide resources for the development and construction of the project. We will also staff the plant after construction as the owners.
- Operate: Your business will design and construct its water treatment facility and contract NSU to handle the operations.
- Ownership: Similar to our operation agreement, your business will plan and build its water treatment infrastructure then cover operational expenses. NSU will own the facility, controlling any profits or losses.
- Maintenance: NSU will provide maintenance services to ensure the treatment plant you own is fully operational.
The primary benefit of making a PPP agreement is that your business will receive the resources it needs to cover some or all of the expenses related to designing, building, operating, and maintaining a water treatment facility.
Businesses across the United States choose NSU as their public partner because we have nearly 40 years of experience developing, maintaining, and owning water treatment plants. Our experience gives us the skills to assist in any and all phases of a water project.
Discuss Your Project With NSU
Natural Systems Utilities will help you reimagine water at your facility. You can contact us online to discuss your project and how our water project ownership service would benefit you.