PROJECT OF THE WEEK: PVSC SODIUM HYPOCHLORITE STORAGE REPLACEMENT

Commission receives $2,928,050 in Water Bank loans. Estimated savings to ratepayers of $507,058.

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

Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission (PVSC) recently  completed clean water improvements that are being financed with approximately $2.9 million in loans from the NJ Water Bank, a joint low-rate funding program of the DEP and the NJ Water Bank. Total savings for this project are estimated to be $507,058 over the 20-year term of the loan or 17% of the total project cost. In addition, this project created an estimated 35 direct construction jobs.  

This project is one component of PVSC's plant wide improvements to increase its wet weather treatment capacity to reduce the volume of CSO discharges. A dechlorination facility was built at the PVSC's secondary outfall and they are currently constructing a secondary bypass treatment facility to allow for treatment of up to 720 MGD during wet weather events. This project will replace the existing Sodium Hypochlorite Storage and Feed Facility tanks, make improvements to the chemical feed system and, if necessary, contain the receiving area. The improvements were designed to accommodate disinfection for increased wet weather flows. 

Hector Lora, Mayor of Passaic City, one of the Authority's major customers, stated "This project is an example of the PVSC's dedication to protecting the environment by reducing the volume of CSO discharges. The combination of these efforts and working with the NJ Water Bank significantly reduces treatment costs and saves our ratepayers money over time." 

This project was designed by Jacobs Engineers and constructed by Coppola Services, Inc.

Picture Courtesy of PVSC

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

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