Construction of upgrades and improvements to the City of Newark’s Pequannock Water Treatment Plant Sludge Handling Facilities, located at State Route 23, West Milford, New Jersey at a capital cost of $6,025,600 project named Contract 01-WS2014 Pequannock Residuals Treatment Facility were financed by the New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Financing Program (NJEIFP). The NJEIFP is a State Revolving Fund program jointly administered by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust (Trust) and uses a combination of funds provided by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the DEP, and the Trust to provide very low interest loans to borrowers for environmental infrastructure projects.
This project will provide water quality benefits to the Pequannock Water Treatment Plant’s sludge handling facilities by the construction of an onsite sludge thickener and dewatering building, which is equipped with a centrifuge and ancillary equipment, to produce dry cake for off site disposal. The sludge lagoon, which is at capacity, will be discontinued from use and remediated and retained for emergencies. The project will improve plant operational efficiency and provide for greater reliability, thus providing benefits for residents and businesses as well as wholesale water customers in the City’s water service area.
State Revolving Fund programs around the nation provide states and communities the resources necessary to maintain and improve the infrastructure protecting our valuable water resources nationwide.
New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Financing Program (NJEIFP)