These corporate profiles are a series on the primary private water and wastewater services providers involved in the public-private partnership (P3) market in Canada.
The companies profiled are identified by PPP Canada Inc. – the crown corporation created to promote P3s across the country – as likely market participants in Canadian water and wastewater P3 projects. They offer a diverse set of capabilities; some would be part of the design and build phase of a P3, others participate in the operate and finance portion. While some of the companies are specialty water and wastewater services firms, others are P3 financiers.
The common thread is their desire to participate and benefit from water and wastewater P3 projects in Canada.
Given the success of recent efforts to oppose water and wastewater P3s in communities like Abbotsford, Whistler, and Metro Vancouver B.C., public opposition is a key concern for the P3 industry.
One way of protecting publicly owned and operated water and wastewater services is to educate the public about the track records of private water services companies vying for contracts to design, build, finance, operate and maintain water and wastewater infrastructure. With intimate knowledge of these companies, municipal officials, city councillors and local supporters of publicly owned and operated water and wastewater services will gain important tools to challenge P3s in their communities.