NJ I-Bank Project of the Week: Sewer sludge Incinerator Upgrade. Authority Receives $3,460,495 in Water Bank Loans. Estimated Savings to ratepayers of $694,883.

NJ I-Bank and NJDEP Helping to Improve New Jersey's Infrastructure, One Project at a Time

The Atlantic County Utilities Authority (ACUA)recently completed wastewater treatment plant improvements that are being funded with approximately $3.5 million in loans from the NJ Water Bank, a joint low-rate funding program of the DEP and the NJ I-Bank. Total savings for this project are estimated to be $694,883 over the 20-year term of the loan or 20% of the total project cost. In addition, this project created an estimated 42 direct construction jobs.  

Two sewer sludge incinerators and associated equipment were upgraded at the City Island Wastewater Treatment Plant. The smaller of the two units is only operational during shutdowns of the larger unit. A pneumatic transport system was installed to reduce fugitive ash emissions and modifications were made to the incinerator and ash loading building. Other modifications included the replacement of the four ashburners in the backup incinerator with low NOx burners and replacement of sixteen burner control boxes.  

According to Frank Gilliam, Mayor of Atlantic City, one of the Authority's major customers, "This project allowed the ACUA to meet new EPA emission requirements reducing air pollution for the community. The ACUA has shown consistent dedication to upgrading its facility for increased efficiency and environmental benefits at the lowest cost to ratepayers." 

This project was managed by GHD Inc. and constructed by Quad Construction.

Pictures courtesy of ACUA

For more information, contact the New Jersey Infrastructure Bank at (609) 219-8600.

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