Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission Waste Pump Expansion Project

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The Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission (PVSC) recently completed an expansion project that is being funded with $909,975 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 $284,797 over the 30-year term of the loan or 31% of the total project cost. In addition, this project created an estimated 11 direct construction jobs.  

The project's plant-wide improvements increase PVSC's wet weather treatment capacity to reduce the volume of Combined Sewer Outfall (CSO) discharges. The Waste Pump Expansion is one component of the overall project and included the installation of new pumps, valves, piping, flow meters, process control sampling and monitoring equipment, as well as electrical improvements, to accommodate the new pumps. Hydraulics and pump operations were also upgraded.  

Nine of PVSC's municipalities have CSO discharges to area waterways including the Passaic, Hackensack and Hudson Rivers, as well as Newark Bay.  
According to Gregory Tramontozzi, Executive Director of the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission, "This project is an example of PVSC's collaboration with the State of New Jersey to assist with CSO issues. Borrowing through the I-Bank has benefited our contributing communities by reducing risks to public health and the environment while providing savings to our ratepayers over time." 

This project was designed by CDM Smith and constructed by Coppola Services, Inc. 

Picture courtesy of PVSC.

Published 4/09/2019