BOROUGH OF SAYREVILLE
NJ Society of Municipal Engineers
Project of the Year Award
The Borough of Sayreville had been operating two water treatment facilities, one located on Bordentown Avenue with a treatment capacity of 7 million gallons per day (mgd) and the other known as the "Morgan Plant" with a treatment capacity of 4 mgd. The Borough was also under Contract until June 2013 with Middlesex Water Company to purchase a minimum of 2 mgd.
In 2008, Borough Engineer, David J. Samuel, P.E., P.P. & C.M.E. performed an evaluation of the Boroughs water system. Based on the anticipated cost to perform rehabilitative work to the "Morgan Plant", it was determined not to be cost effective to rehabilitate this facility. Also considered was the Borough's Contract with the Middlesex Water Company. By eliminating this Contract, the Borough would not have to pay additional costs to purchase water. Upon the completion of the evaluation, it was determined that the correct course of action was to expand the existing Bordentown Avenue Treatment Plant, abandon the "Morgan Plant" and not renew the Contract with Middlesex Water Company.
• MAINTAIN CLEAN, SAFE AND AFFORDABLE WATER
• UTILIZE LATEST TECHNOLOGIES TO COMPLY WITH NJDEP REGULATIONS
• EVALUATE THE NEED FOR THE BOROUGH TO RENEW THEIR WATER PURCHASE AGREEMENT
• DON'T DISRUPT SERVICE TO CUSTOMERS
UNIQUE OR UNUSUAL DESIGN FEATURES:
• SELECTED SYSTEM ALLOWS FOR FUTURE EXPANSION
• TREATMENT SYSTEM WAS DESIGNED WITHIN THE CONFINES OF THE EXISTING BUILDING
• INCORPORATE THE BOROUGH'S ABILITY TO TREAT BOTH GROUND AND SURFACE WATER
• UTILIZE EXISTING TREATMENT FACILITIES TO RECYCLE BACKWASH WATER THEREFORE REDUCING SEWER COSTS
Through the planning, design and construction management of the their Municipal Engineer, the Borough of Sayreville now has one centrally located, state of the art Water Treatment Facility that will serve its residents and businesses for many years to come.