Aqualter carries out its management activities (drinking water distribution service or sanitation operation) through its subsidiary, Aqualter Exploitation, created in July 2016 by the merger of the companies Alteau and Aqualter Exploitation.
Aqualter Exploitation offers regional authorities the possibility of implementing the shared operations model. This breaks away from the traditional public service concession model by offering different components of a contract, featuring in particular:
We have in particular our own IT subsidiary, Aqua Consulting, and we publish and market our own water management software programs. These software programs are installed when the contract commences and handed over to the municipal authorities at the end of the concession, so that the municipality can easily take over the management through the public sector if it so wishes.
The municipality is kept permanently advised of how the service is functioning, in particular through the provision of dedicated, secure access to the contract management data. Subscribers can be involved in monitoring the quality of the drinking water. The various players (municipalities, associations, subscriber representatives) are invited to sit on a “Water Council” which is called upon to give its opinions on the functioning of the service.
It is in this same spirit that we manage one of the very first “SemOp”’s for water: this new form of semi-public company brings together Chartres Métropole and Aqualter Exploitation in distributing drinking water to the Chartres urban area.
We can offer to modernize the municipal infrastructures, in particular:
The majority shareholding of the Caisse des Dépôts in our capital guarantees our solidity, and our customers thus benefit from excellent financial engineering. We can make arrangements to incorporate the financing of investments in our public service concession contracts.