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

The City of Newark recently closed on a $4.2 Million loan with the NJ Water Bank to alleviate combined Sewer overflows (CSOs). During wet weather, the combination of storm water and wastewater in the combined sewer system (CSS) may exceed the capacity of the system. The excess flow, known as combined sewer overflow, is discharged directly to a waterway through the permitted outfalls. Because CSO discharge includes raw sewage, it contains a combination of untreated human waste and commercial and industrial pollutants. 

The project includes drainage improvements proposed at South, Miller and Adams Streets, to Avenue C. At South and Adams Streets the proposed design will incorporate roadway reconstruction, resurfacing, sidewalk, curb and ADA curb ramp improvements, new drainage inlets, manholes and pipes to alleviate flooding. Sewer separation is proposed along Adams Street. At Miller Street, the proposed design includes a pump station to alleviate flooding at the end of Avenue C to redirect flow. Green infrastructure planters will also be constructed on South and Miller Streets. This project will improve the existing drainage system within two drainage areas that are hydraulically connected to a CSS addressing safety, traffic impediments and water quality concerns. The implementation of green infrastructure will reduce peak flow runoff and contribute to improved water quality. 

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

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