SI Environmental is under new ownership. With that, comes legal changes that need to be made to city contracts.

At Tuesday’s regular Rosenberg City Council meeting, council members will consider granting consent to USA Water Holdings, formerly SI Environmental, for a five-year treatment plant contract.

In May, council members awarded a multi-year contract to SI Environmental for wastewater treatment plant operations and maintenance facilities for sanitary sewer lift stations and water facilities.

The term began June 1, and expires May 31, 2025, amounting to $1,794,907 per year.

On Oct. 12, the city received correspondence that SI Environmental had been bought by USA Water Holdings.

The general services contract consented by council in May include provisions that require the city’s written consent in order to assign to new ownership.

This item has been included on the agenda to provide council the opportunity to grant consent to assign the contract to Si Environmental under the new ownership of USA Water Holdings.

“Our action was part of an organized succession plan for the long-term continuity of the company and its employees,” SI Environmental president Jeff Haley told City Manager John Maresh.

“The new owners and I created a new company called USA Water Holdings, which owns SI Environmental in its entirety. SI Environmental will continue to operate in its current legal form. There will be no name change, logo change or any change in the way SI Environmental currently operates.

“I will continue to be president and all our employees will continue with their current duties. Our mission will continue to be the same, which is the serve others through our water and wastewater expertise and service.”

According to Haley, the company employs 182 people, 44 of whom reside in Rosenberg. Further, 33 workers live in Richmond and 113 live in Fort Bend County.

This item was placed on the consent agenda, meaning it will not be discussed in open session.

In other business, council members will negotiate a local on-system agreement for the design and construction of a center median from FM 2977 toward the intersection of FM 762, going northbound.

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