Northwest Bergen County Utilities Authority Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements

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The Northwest Bergen County Utility Authority (NBCUA) recently completed Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) improvements that are being funded with approximately $2.3 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 $732,151 over the 20-year term of the loan or 32% of the total project cost. In addition, this project created an estimated 28 direct construction jobs.  

The project included the replacement of two aeration system blowers with new energy efficient units, the installation of a main control panel for the aeration system, repair of air distribution piping in the aeration tanks, installation of five new energy efficient waste activated sludge pumps with variable frequency drives and the replacement of all associated piping to connect to existing pipe headers. The replacement of the old, inefficient and high-energy consuming equipment will improve the plant's handling of solids removal which is integral to the overall treatment process and quality of the effluent discharged to the Ho-Ho-Kus Brook. 

According to James Rotundo, Executive Director of the NBCUA, "These improvements will enhance the efficiency, reliability and resiliency of our WWTP at the lowest possible cost to the ratepayers. In addition, the environmental benefits and efficiency measures gained from the project will benefit the community far into the future." 

This project was designed by T&M Associates and constructed by Coppola Services, Inc. 

Pictures courtesy of T&M Associates.

Published 5/6/2019