April 26th, 2019 NJEIT
The Town of Clinton recently constructed a new water treatment facility with approximately $1.7 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 $661,848, over the 30-year term of the loan or 40% of the total project construction cost. In addition, this project created an estimated 20 direct construction jobs.
The chamber and below-grade treatment equipment containing Well #4 were replaced with a single story water treatment facility at the existing Deer Hill Road Location. As this site is in the floodplain, the existing well casing was extended above flood elevation to meet resiliency requirements. Well #4 was furnished with a new submersible pump and a pitless adapter that discharges to the new treatment facility. The treatment facility included a videographic recorder, a well level indicator, remote communications for SCADA and a tablet chlorinator.
The project also included the renovation of Well #7 with new fixtures including a submersible well pump, SCADA communication equipment, and a back-up natural gas generator. The existing 100,000-gallon water storage tank was modified with a mixing system, cathodic protection and a manway hatch. Lastly, Well #14, which had been faulty and inoperative for several years, was decommissioned as per NJDEP regulations.
According to Clinton's Mayor, Janice Kovach, "This project ensures the health and safety of our residents through the reliable delivery of potable water. The improved operation and maintenance of Well #4 will also reduce costs for our customers. "In addition," Kovach added, "the natural gas generator will provide emergency power to enhance our resiliency in the event of future storms."
This project was designed by Suburban Consulting Engineers, Inc. and constructed by DeMaio Electric Co., Inc.
Pictures courtesy of Suburban Consulting.
For more information, contact the New Jersey Infrastructure Bank at (609) 219-8600.
3131 Princeton Pike, Building 4 Suite 216
Lawrenceville NJ, 08648 T. 609 219 8600