Middlesex Water Company Watermain, Booster Pump Station and Meter Replacement

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The Middlesex Water Company recently completed water quality improvements that are being funded with approximately $15.2 million in loans from the NJ Water Bank, a joint low-rate funding program of the DEP and the NJIB (formerly the NJEIT). Total savings for this project are estimated to be $6.4 million over the 30-year term of the loan or 42% of the total project cost. In addition, this project created an estimated 182 direct construction jobs.  

The project included the removal of the original underground Booster Pump Station (BPS) and the construction of an above ground building to house the replacement BPS and SCADA/chlorination station. The original underground BPS was replaced with a new 6-million gallon/day duplex pump station. Additional components of the project included the installation of a permanent emergency power source, new tablet type chlorinators, and improved SCADA Panels. Water mains were replaced throughout the service area to address reduced pressure and flow volume due to corrosion and the accumulation of iron oxide. In addition, 373 residential meters were installed. 

According to Anthony Anesh, Mayor of the Borough of South Plainfield, "The Middlesex Water Company works to meet the changing needs of their customers, property owners, developers and municipalities. They have built a well-deserved reputation for delivering sound technical and full-service solutions to deliver a wide range of services. This project reflects a commitment to efficiency which benefits their ratepayers by saving them money over time." 

This project was designed by Mott MacDonald with Subcontract construction by J. Fletcher Creamer & Son, Inc., Schilke Construction, J.F. Kiely Construction Company and Raritan Pipe Supply.  

Pictures courtesy of Middlesex Water Company.

Published 5/16/2018