Little Egg Harbor MUA Water Main Replacement

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Authority Receives $2,183,781 in Water Bank Loans

Estimated Savings to rate payers of $886,747

The Little Egg Harbor Municipal Utilities Authority (LEHMUA) recently completed a water main replacement project that is being funded with $2.2 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 is estimated to be $886,747 over the 30-year term of the loan or 40% of the total project cost. In addition, this project created an estimated 25 direct construction jobs.

The project included the replacement of the existing aging water main along Twin Lakes Boulevard and a small section on Lake Champlain Drive. The project also included the installation of approximately 2.9 miles of new polyvinyl chloride (PVC) water main pipes, 22 fire hydrants, 200 water service connections and 62 gate valves. In addition, 38 new wet tap connections were installed.

Earl Sutton, Executive Director of the LEHMUA, commented: "The Authority was able to complete this project on time and within budget. This is only the beginning. By upgrading our infrastructure using the highest quality American-made products, we will continue to provide our customers with quality water exceeding all Federal and State standards. This project is one example of the Authority's commitment to improving our aging infrastructure to contain future costs, while limiting any impact on rates.  

The project was managed by Remington and Vernick Engineers and constructed by MSP Construction Corp. 

Pictures courtesy of Little Egg Harbor MUA.

Published 10/9/2018