Trenton City Water Main Cleaning & Lining

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The City of Trenton recently completed a water main cleaning and lining project that was funded with approximately $8.8 million in loans from the NJ Water Bank, a joint low-rate funding program of the DEP and the NJ I-Bank. Including interest cost savings, total savings for this project are estimated to be $1.9 million, over the 20-year term of the loan or 22% of the total project cost. In addition, this project created an estimated 106 direct construction jobs.  

The project involved cleaning and cement mortar lining of approximately 6 miles of existing water mains and replacement of 320 linear feet of watermains. The project also included the replacement of all inline valves and fittings on the unlined mains and fire hydrants within the system. Dead ends were eliminated with the construction of approximately 8,730 linear feet of cement lined ductile iron water main extensions to create loops in the distribution system. 

Trenton Mayor, W. Reed Gusciora, Esq., applauded the City Water Department for the project, noting, "This project is an excellent example of our Water Department's commitment to conserve and provide excellent drinking water while protecting the environment at the lowest possible cost to their customers."  

This project was designed by Mott MacDonald and constructed by Dewcon, Inc.  

Pictures courtesy of Mott MacDonald.

Published 8/28/2018