July 5th, 2023 NJIB
Ocean County Utilities Authority (OCUA) recently completed treatment facility improvements at the Northern Water Pollution Control Facility ("NWPCF") that are being financed with approximately $1.5 million in loans from the NJ Water Bank, a low-rate funding program jointly administered by the DEP and the NJ I-Bank. Including interest cost savings, total savings for this project are estimated to be $329,267 over the 20-year term of the loan or 18% of the total project cost. In addition, this project created an estimated 22 direct construction jobs.
The NWPCF is a treatment facility operated by the OCUA, that was designed to treat a combination of domestic, light industrial, and commercial waste. It began operations in 1976. This project is a continuation of an ongoing effort by the OCUA to restore building sites to their original condition for the protection of equipment and property, and to comply with the NJ Administrative Code.
The existing Built-Up Roofing system ("BUR") on the Solids Handling Facility ("SHF") at the NWPCF needed replacement. Modifications have been made to sludge processing methods since the SHF was originally constructed when several roof openings were needed for intake and exhaust air. This project replaced the BUR system and eliminated obsolete roof openings. Once the unused roof openings were removed, structural steel was installed to support the roof decking and permanently close the openings.
Paul M. Kanitra, Mayor of Point Pleasant Beach, one of the NWPCF's customers, noted "This project will provide water quality benefits and improve the reliability of the systems that treat wastewater for residents and businesses in the Northern Service Area of Ocean County. The NJ Water Bank has helped the OCUA to finance the project strategically to save our ratepayers money over time."
This project was designed by Alaimo Associates and constructed by JDS General Construction.
For more information, contact the New Jersey Infrastructure Bank at (609) 219-8600.Project of the Week Clean Water Project NJDEP 2023
3131 Princeton Pike, Building 4 Suite 216
Lawrenceville NJ, 08648 T. 609 219 8600