In 2013 NSU, under a long-term operations contract, and in partnership with the Town, was named the operator for the existing 3.5 mgd facility and the expanded facility once in operation. NSU is responsible for the overall operations of all the facilities with the associated management support services, all maintenance and repairs, sludge management and disposal, and all wastewater analysis required by the Authority’s NJDEP permits. Working with the Town, NSU provides recommendations for capital improvements with a goal to optimize operations and reduce cost while providing safe reliable operations. In the end, NSU was able to retain existing staff and bring on additional labor from within the community.
One solution for the primary treatment process was an Intermittent Cycle Extended Aeration System (ICEAS) modified sequencing batch reactor (SBR) system, which operates as somewhat of a hybrid SBR and extended aeration plant. One of the unique features is that the system does not require control of the influent flow and therefore does not require separate fill cycles.