The Township of Middletown SA Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade

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The Township of Middletown Sewerage Authority (TOMSA) recently  completed  wastewater  treatment plant  improvements that were funded with approximately $6.1 million in loans from the NJ Water Bank, a joint low-rate funding program of the DEP and the NJIB. Several components of this project qualified for principal forgiveness totaling $429,226 as they addressed damage from Superstorm Sandy and improved resilience for future storms. Including interest and cost savings, the total amount saved for this project is estimated to be $1.9 million over the 20-year term of the loan or 31% of the total project cost. In addition, this project created an estimated 73 direct construction jobs.  

Improvements to the Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) included the construction of a new building to house new switchgear and an emergency generator,  installation of sump pumps in basements that are susceptible to flooding, and installation of flood barriers on building windows and doorways. In addition, three clarifiers were rehabilitated.  

Improvements to the Raw Sludge building included the addition of a new electrical room, and replacement and relocation of the existing motor control center. The Sludge Thickener building roof was replaced and the Administration Building was modified to increase ADA accessibility. In addition, sanitary sewer aerial pipe crossings were repaired at three locations. 

According to Raymond Nierstedt, Executive Director of TOMSA, "This project represents the Authority's commitment to best practices as we have improved reliability and reduced maintenance costs. This project is an example of our efforts to maintain and upgrade our equipment for efficient operations which will, over time, pass savings on to our ratepayers."  

This project was designed by Maser Consulting and constructed by DLB Associates with electrical engineering provided by Sodon's Electric.    

Pictures courtesy of Maser Consulting 

Published 8/7/2018