Jersey City MUA Water Valve Replacement

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The Jersey City Municipal Utilities Authority (JCMUA) recently completed a drinking water project that is being funded with approximately $5.7 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 $993,849 over the 20-year term of the loan or 17% of the total project cost. In addition, this project created an estimated 68 direct construction jobs. 

The JCMUA's water distribution system contains approximately 441 large valves that are critical to maintaining reliable system operation and isolating portions of the system in response to water main breaks. Many of the larger valves in Jersey City are old and either don't fully close or cannot be operated. The JCMUA has introduced a multi-year program to replace defective large valves. This project entailed the identification and replacement of 30 of the most defective valves.  

"It's not difficult to see how this project contributes to operational efficiency," noted Steven Fulop, Mayor of Jersey City. "It may not be as obvious that replacing defective valves is an example of the JCMUA working to protect the environment and public health at the most cost-effective prices. This project will help to save our most precious resource and save our community money in the long run." 

This project was designed and managed by CME Associates and installed by the Shauger Group. 

Picture courtesy of CME Associates.

Published 6/19/2018