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Sayreville receives federal funding to repair treatment plant damaged in 2012

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The Middlesex County Utilities Authority (MCUA) will receive more than $1 million in federal funding to provide bypass pumping for the Sayreville sewage treatment plant damaged as a result of superstorm Sandy in 2012.

The funding is being provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) via the Sandy aid package Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-Middlesex, Monmouth) fought for in Congress, according to information provided by Pallone’s office on July 12.

“These grants help to lessen the financial hit that our local governments still face as communities continue to recover from Sandy,” Pallone said in the statement. “While we have come a long way, there is still work to do to improve our public infrastructure so it is stronger and can withstand future storms. I am grateful that FEMA recognizes the importance of these ongoing efforts in New Jersey.”

MCUA has now received $77,872,580.49 to repair the damaged Sayreville pump station, provide bypass pumping for the Sayreville sewage treatment plant, and install and operate a surge diversion facility to minimize surges to the pump station in the event of a future storm, according to the statement.

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