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

The Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority ("CCMUA") recently closed on a $15,6500,000 loan with the NJ Water Bank to replace critical equipment. Screening and grit removal are one of the most important preliminary treatment systems in the wastewater treatment process. Along with removal of the large debris, they protect all the essential physical and biological wastewater treatment processes downstream. Both screening equipment (Bar screens) and grit removal equipment (Grit Separator/Washers) are well past their useful life and have resulted in emergency failures and frequent repairs. 

An evaluation of the structural integrity of the grit piping showed that most of the piping has lost almost half of its original wall thickness necessitating an immediate replacement to avoid a catastrophic failure of the system. This project will improve the ability of the system to treat wastewater and control the cost of repairs by avoiding unscheduled emergencies.

Three coarse bar screen systems will be replaced with new fine bar screens. Three grit separator and washer systems will be replaced with new ones, and the grit piping between grit pumps will be replaced as well. The project includes new mechanical and electrical work, new instrumentation and controls, ventilation ductwork upgrades, and plumbing and painting.

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

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