Little Egg Harbor Sanitary Sewer System Rehab

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The Little Egg Harbor Municipal Utilities Authority (MUA) recently completed sanitary sewer main and lateral improvements that are being funded with approximately $2.6 million in loans from the NJ Water Bank, a joint low-rate funding program of the DEP and the NJIB. Including interest cost savings, total savings for this project are estimated to be $1 million over the 30-year term of the loan or 40% of the total project cost. In addition, this project created an estimated 30 direct construction jobs. 

With its current infrastructure averaging over 50 years in service, the MUA had to perform several emergency repairs. The aging condition of the pipes necessitated caution to avoid further damages while repairs were being made. Superstorm Sandy caused a high infiltration of sand and surface water, as well as dips in the lines making cleaning and routine maintenance difficult. The project included the installation of 200 lateral sanitary sewer connections, 57 sanitary sewer manholes, and  approximately 12,450 linear feet of sanitary sewer mains. In addition, each cross-street intersection had approximately 60 linear feet of the sewer main extended for future replacement.  

Earl Sutton, Executive Director of the Little Egg Harbor MUA commented: "The MUA's large capital projects improvement program involving infrastructure replacements is just beginning. The MUA has a detailed program for the next twelve years and this project is just one example of our commitment to reduce health risks for the community, protect the environment, and convey wastewater efficiently, all while saving our rate payers money over time." 

This project was designed by Remington and Vernick  Engineers and constructed by M.S.P. Construction. 

Pictures courtesy of Little Egg Harbor MUA. 

Published on 9/18/2018