Community Receives $12.9 Million in Water Bank Loans. Estimated Savings to ratepayers of $3,967,158

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

The City of Rahway recently completed stormwater improvements that are being funded with approximately $12.9 million 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 $4 million over the 23-year term of the loan or 30% of the total project cost. In addition, this project created an estimated 154 direct construction jobs.  

The project consisted of improvements to the City's water treatment plant and construction of a new interconnection and pipeline with Middlesex Water Company. The system's existing gravity filters were replaced with a membrane treatment system and housed in a new treatment building. The project also included the construction of approximately 1,610 linear feet of new piping, and a new, pre-fabricated sanitary pump station consisting of two submersible pumps. The liner for the onsite residual holding pond was removed and replaced with a new HDPE liner and the SCADA system was upgraded.  

Rahway Mayor Raymond Giacobbe explained "We remain committed to investing in our utility infrastructure at the lowest possible cost. The service we provide is essential to public health, quality of life and economic growth in our city. Maintaining critical infrastructure has been a high priority for us as these upgrades enhance our drinking water quality and contribute to the overall sustainability and economic vitality of our City." 

This project was designed by Mott MacDonald and managed by Bohler Engineering and CME Associates. They project was constructed by Tomar Construction, LLC. 

Pictures courtesy of Bohler Engineering

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

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