Public Utility - Government owned and operated
Est. Population Served: 69,389
NJPDES Permit ID: NJ0025321
Associated Municipalities: Hoboken City, Union City, Weehawken Township, West New York Town
Since its inception in 1988, the Authority has undertaken a broad array of important, and sometimes groundbreaking, initiatives. We rebuilt a major wastewater treatment plant, one of the first in New Jersey to produce fertilizers for farms and gardens. We were the first wastewater authority in the State to privatize our operations, providing better service, more cost-effectively to our service area. Our ability to bring into, and maintain, compliance with EPA clean water mandates resulted in the lifting of a federal sewer ban in 1994, enabling a virtual economic renaissance of our Hudson River waterfronts. We completed in 1996 New Jersey's first major regionalization of wastewater systems when we acquired the West New York treatment plant and collection system, quickly bringing that failing system into environmental compliance. In recent years, we have completely rehabilitated our aged collection system, replacing most of the Civil War era wooden sewer lines throughout our system. We have begun to address the persistent, 200 year-old flooding problems in Hoboken which cause major street inundations during heavy rain events in areas of the city that are below sea level. At the same time, we strive to operate our business as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.
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