MCIA To Receive $1.3 Million For Sandy Recovery Efforts

Rep. Frank Pallone

Rep. Frank Pallone

WASHINGTON, DC — The Middlesex County Utilities Authority will be receiving more than $1.3 million in federal funding for a continued project as a result of Superstorm Sandy, according to Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ-06). The funding is being provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

“These grants help to lessen the financial hit that our local governments still face as communities continue to recover from Sandy,” said Pallone. “And as we work to rebuild, we have a unique opportunity 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.”

The Middlesex County Utilities Authority will receive $1,340,015.46 in federal funding to provide bypass pumping for the Sayreville sewage treatment plant that was damaged as a result of Superstorm Sandy. This grant is in addition to the $1.1 million that the Middlesex County Utilities Authority was awarded in January 2013 to repair the damaged pump station and install and operate a surge diversion facility to minimize surges to the pump station in the event of a future storm. The station pumps sewage from 30 municipalities in Middlesex and Somerset counties.

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