Millville City Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrades Phase II

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The City of Millville recently completed improvements to its wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) that are being funded with approximately $9.54 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 $2.4 million, over the 20-year term of the loan or 24% of the total project cost. In addition, this project created an estimated 114 direct construction jobs. 

Improvements to the Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) included clarifier upgrades, construction of an influent pump station wet well, installation of return activated sludge pumps, a new strainer for the reclaimed water system, replacement of the existing belt filter presses with rotary presses, conversion of an abandoned sludge holding tank into a rotary press room and the installation of a track-mounted dumpster system. A disinfection system was installed and the electrical, instrumentation and SCADA Systems were upgraded. 

Michael Santiago, Mayor of Millville City, applauds the sewer utility stating, "They are operating a 5 million gallon per day wastewater treatment plant and serving a population of approximately 27,000 residents. The treated effluent surpasses all federal and state requirements set by their operating permit before it is discharged to the Maurice River. This project will greatly increase the efficiency of the WWTP system while saving our rate payers money in the long run. It is an example of the City's and the Utility's commitment to low costs, excellent service for our residents, and the protection of our environment." 

This project was designed by the City Millville Engineering office, managed by AECOM Technical Services and subcontracted by Worth & Company, Inc.

Pictures courtesy of W.E. Johnson Engineering.

Published 7/25/2018