2023 NJ Alliance for Action Award – Jersey City Municipal Utility Authority (MUA) – Phase I -2 Sewer Rehabilitation

E2PM is excited to announce the receipt of a “New Jersey’s Leading Capital Construction Project” award at the New Jersey Alliance for Action Awards event held on February 16, 2023.

Many major partners, including E2PM, were selected to receive this award in honor of their work on the Jersey City Municipal Utilities Authority (MUA) Phase 1-2 Sewer Rehabilitation project. These awards are created to highlight innovative, pioneering and landmark construction initiatives that greatly impact the State’s economy and to honor the businesses and organizations that work together as partners to ensure the project’s success.

This Jersey City MUA project is a great example of what can be done when organizations work as a team to develop a fantastic project in one of the state’s fastest growing cities. Like other cities on the rise, Jersey City needs to improve its water and sewer infrastructure to service all their new development projects. The Jersey City MUA is pursuing green infrastructure projects to reduce the combined sewer impacts to the community.

This project involves the rehabilitation of combined sewer mains and associated manholes, inlets and other infrastructure. Under this project, approximately 7,400 linear feet of existing combined sewer mains are being repaired by cured-in-place pipe lining, including associated sewer cleaning, internal television inspection, pipeline sealing, and other ancillary work. The project also includes the proposed replacement of approximately 7,000 linear feet of combined sewers that are beyond repair.

The project will restore the structural condition and hydraulic capacity of the targeted combined sewers – necessary to prevent continued deterioration and eventual failure of the sewers, which could lead to the backup and discharge of raw sewage to the community and degradation of the already impaired quality of the surrounding waters, such as the Hackensack River, Newark Bay, and Hudson River. The project also addresses requirements of a Consent Decree with the US EPA and the NJ Permit Discharge Elimination System.

As such, the New Jersey Alliance for Action recognized this project as a great environmental step forward for Jersey City. E2PM was a designated environmental consultant providing environmental planning documentation and support throughout the duration of the project.

Published February 24, 2023