By DANIELLE DEGEROLAMO
Published May 17, 2022 at 10:00 AM
PHILLIPSBURG, NJ – The Phillipsburg Sewer Utility will be discussing a full agenda this evening. The meeting will be held at the Phillipsburg Housing Authority Community Building at 6:00 PM, before the regular meeting at 7:00 PM.
The sewer agenda includes a regular report on district meters, which includes the sewer lines outside of Phillipsburg proper, as well as various sewer system projects, the wastewater treatment plant projects and miscellaneous items such as the Maintenance Repair Agreement Procedures (MRA) and an update on the odor control system.
Of significant importance, is the anticipated discussion of the Riverside Way Pump Station and NJIB funding. The Riverside Way Pump Station has been a critical project to address from several years as one station in need of updates. This station impacts the projects near the riverfront, which have been hot topics for any redevelopment along the river. The cost is to be determined, but a major capital expense.
The agenda also notes under legal updates there will be an update on the sending district contracts. As Phillipsburg has modified the sewer rates, adjusted rates for commercial and residential rates and seeks to introduce a fats, oils and grease ordinance, the sending district participation is anticipated as questions arise about rates. The Sewer Utility has representatives from all municipalities that use the system. Alpha Mayor, Craig Dunwell is often in attendance to represent the Alpha Borough.
The sewer utility is managed and controlled by the Town Council of the Town of Phillipsburg, under the Business Administrator. It is a publicly owned municipal sewer utility and is a separate entity having its own borrowing capacity, separate operating accounts and its own separate property.
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