Ribbon Cutting for USDA Water Loan in Borough of Seaside Park

The Borough of Seaside Park held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) providing the Borough with a $5 million water loan. A portion of the loan is being used to fund a Water and Sewer project RVE is currently working on, expected to start construction in Spring of 2021. The sewer portion of the project is being funded by a grant from the New Jersey Infrastructure Bank (NJiBank). Project Manager Pamela Hill, PE, CFM, and Principal in Charge Alan Dittenhofer, PE, PP, CME attended the ceremony.

This rural development investment will be used to construct a new water treatment facility in the Borough of Seaside Park, New Jersey. The new treatment facility and piping will be elevated along with a new emergency generator above the floodplain to prevent future flooding. This project will include the installation of a 30,000-gallon backwash tank with a coagulant and chlorine chemical feed system and replacing the water main on various streets throughout the Borough. This new water treatment facility will improve the water quality and will be in compliance with all New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) requirements.

The work on this project includes the water system, sanitary sewer system, and right-of-way improvements along Island, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, and 14th Avenues between Central Avenue and Ocean Avenue as well as on Ocean Avenue between Island Avenue and 14th Avenue in the Borough of Seaside Park, Ocean County, New Jersey.

Water system improvements will include the removal of 707 linear feet of ACP water main and abandonment of 12,422 linear feet of existing water main to be replaced with 13,750 linear feet of 6” Class 52 Ductile Iron Pipe water main, including the removal and replacement of approximately 330 water services and 15 fire hydrants.

Sanitary sewer system improvements will include the removal of approximately 7,204 linear feet of sanitary sewer main to be replaced with 7,562 linear feet of 8” PVC SDR 35 sanitary sewer main, including the removal and replacement of approximately 236 sanitary sewer laterals and cleanouts.

Right-of-way improvements will include milling and resurfacing of the roadway as well as the replacement of curbs, sidewalks, walkways, traffic striping, traffic markings, and all else as required to complete the proposed improvements in accordance with these specifications and the plans.