PROJECT OF THE WEEK: BRICK TOWNSHIP MUA HYDRANT & METER REPLACEMENT

Brick Township MUA Hydrant & Meter Replacement in the Baywood Section. Authority receives $858,275 in Water Bank loans. Estimated savings to ratepayers of $491,576.

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

The Brick Township Municipal Utilities Authority (BTMUA) recently completed drinking water improvements that are being funded with approximately $858,275 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 $491,756 over the 30-year term of the loan or 57% of the total project cost. In addition, this project created an estimated 10 direct construction jobs.  

The BTMUA provides service to approximately 100,000 customers in the Township of Brick and the Ramtown section of Howell Township.  This project replaced 99 fire hydrants in the Baywood Section of Brick Township as the original hydrants had extensive external corrosion that led to numerous failures. The hydrant replacement project provides improved pressure and reliability for firefighting and reduced maintenance for the hydrants. The project also replaced approximately 30,000 water meters over the BTMUA's entire service area to address water conservation and efficient billing initiatives. 

John Ducey, Mayor of Brick Township, commended the MUA. "We all appreciate the proactive attention to MUA efficiency and the safety of our community. This financing from the Water Bank is money well spent in the present and will save our ratepayers money over time." 

This project was designed by Maser Consulting and installed by HD Supply Waterworks Ltd. 

Pictures courtesy of Suburban Consulting Engineers and Maser Consulting.
 

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

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