New Jersey Water Bank receives award for their role in funding the Gloucester County Utilities Authority Wastewater Treatment Plant

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The New Jersey Alliance for Action commemorated NJ's leading infrastructure projects on Wednesday, February 6th during a breakfast celebration at Forsgate Country Club in Monroe Township. Nineteen projects were presented with awards and many team members responsible for each project were present to receive the awards. Philip K. Beachem, President of New Jersey Alliance for Action opened the ceremony and presented details on each project which were wide-ranging and remarkable for varying reasons. One of the nineteen projects receiving an award was a project funded through the NJ Water Bank. Representatives responsible for the project include Robert Gillies, Senior Estimator for AP Construction Inc., William Coogan, Project Manager for CBI Services, LLC; Scott Lattimer for Clyde N. Lattimer & Son Construction Co., Inc.; William Cooper, Jr., Partner for Cooper Plumbing and Mechanical, LLC; John Vinci, Executive Director, Gloucester County Utilities Authority; James Helms, Project Manager for Pact Two, LLC; Steve Luttrell, Attorney for Parker McCay; Dennis Yoder, Remington & Vernick Engineers; Kenneth Hill, Senior Project Manager for Scalfo Electric Inc., and Dan Cosner, President, Southern New Jersey Building & Construction Trades Council. George Rolon, Project Manager of the I-Bank accepted the award on behalf of the NJ Water Bank for their role in funding the project.

Project Specifics: The project is being funded with approximately $41.6 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 $20.6 million over the 30-year term of the loan or 50% of the total project cost. In addition, this project created approximately 500 direct construction jobs.

The bio-solids handling facility converts the sludge handling process from sludge incineration to anaerobic digestion with combined heat and power generation. The project includes the construction of an anaerobic digester, and a digested sludge storage tank. The existing grit removal system is being replaced and the tanks were modified to accommodate the new equipment. The project includes the installation of clarifier equipment, an algae sweep system and upgrades to the GCMUA's aeration system blowers which reduce energy consumption and perform more reliably with consistent dissolved oxygen control. As a result, the blowers mitigate potential upsets in the facility's biological process.

Published 2/7/2019