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Project Spotlight: Jersey City to Spend $1B+

In a recent agreement with the EPA, the Jersey City Municipal Utilities Authority has committed to spending over $1 billion to upgrade its combined sewer system and drinking water system. The amount of pollution into local waterways that has occurred over the years as a result of overflows has been staggering and is expected to only get worse with increasingly severe weather on the horizon. New and improved design measures will be employed to ensure that the system can withstand the storms of the future. Better controlling the volume of stormwater while increasing the capacity of the system will lessen the burden on the treatment plant and the instances of overflow. Lead pipes will also be replaced in large quantity over the course of these improvements. NUCA NJ is pleased to see this large investment and will continue to track the progress of this and other projects around the state as historic funding funnels up from DC.

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