September 22nd, 2021
The Jackson Township MUA (JTMUA) recently completed drinking water improvements that are being funded with approximately $16 million in loans from the NJ Water Bank, a joint low-rate funding program of the DEP and the NJ I-Bank. Including interest cost savings, total savings for this project is estimated to be $2.47 million over the 30-year term of the loan or 16% of the total project cost. In addition, this project created an estimated 186 direct construction jobs.
The original water treatment plant had insufficient capacity and had reached the end of its useful life. The project replaced the Six Flags Great Adventure water treatment plant, and included demolition of the existing plant, upgrades to four wells, construction of a water main, well houses, a meter chamber, and the installation of a new computer SCADA system for monitoring and control of the water supply wells. The project enhanced the system's fire protection, its domestic water supply and water quality.
Michael Reina, Mayor of Jackson Township commended the JTMUA for the project. "Our MUA operates an efficient system in terms of mechanics and financing. Borrowing from the NJ Water Bank enabled the JTMUA to replace an aged water treatment plant resulting in increased efficiency, health and safety benefits for our community, and financial advantages for our ratepayers."
This project was designed by PS&S engineering and constructed by Coppola Services, Inc.
Picture courtesy of PS&S
For more information, contact the New Jersey Infrastructure Bank at (609) 219-8600.Drinking Water Project NJDEP 2021
3131 Princeton Pike, Building 4 Suite 216
Lawrenceville NJ, 08648 T. 609 219 8600