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

The North Hudson Sewerage Authority ("NHSA") recently closed on an $18,354,560 loan with the NJ Water Bank to implement its first long-term control plan ("LTCP") project to address combined sewer overflows ("CSO"s). Combined sewer systems ("CSS"s) were state-of-the-art solutions for the flood-prone urban areas of the late 1800s and early 1900s when they were built, because they were able to remove sewage and stormwater quickly and transport it together to a treatment plant. In a CSS, when the combined volume of sewage and stormwater is too great for the treatment plant to handle, the system is deliberately designed to discharge the flow directly into nearby water bodies without treatment. These CSOs pollute rivers and other water bodies during heavy rain events. CSOs can also cause sewer backups into basements and streets, threatening human health. They have a significant environmental impact, causing beach and shellfish bed closures and impairing fish and other aquatic life and their habitats. 

The NHSA developed the LTCP to reduce CSOs to a maximum of four per year as dictated by the operating permit authorized by the DEP. The project consists of the construction of a high-level collection system, a one-million-gallon underground storage tank, vortex grit separators, a stormwater pumping station, a mechanical building, and a force main in Hoboken. Because the site is located within the 100-year floodplain, project components will be flood-resistant and flood-proof. 

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

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