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January 31, 2005

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(05/06) TRENTON -- Today Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Bradley M. Campbell announced 23 water demonstration projects throughout New Jersey that will receive a total of $35 million to reuse treated wastewater, helping to protect the quantity and quality of the state's drinking water supplies.

"The most important legacy that we can leave for future generations is to ensure a plentiful supply of clean water," said Governor Richard D. Codey. "This precious resource is both crucial to the health of New Jersey's citizens and essential for a prosperous economy."

After the 2002 record-breaking drought in New Jersey, the DEP recognized the need for proactive and innovative steps to safeguard the state's water supplies. As a result, DEP requested proposals from more than 450 water purveyors, wastewater dischargers and agricultural users for projects that would best supplement New Jersey's water resources through reuse.

"These projects will help to conserve the state's water supply by using cost efficient, highly innovative ways to reuse treated wastewater," said Commissioner Campbell. "It is another example of the investments, support and leadership that we at DEP need to combat the depletion of the state's vital water resources."

From the 52 proposals submitted, requesting more than $200 million in funding, DEP selected 23 water demonstration projects that will preserve more than 6 million gallons daily. These projects will use treated wastewater for beneficial reuse such as irrigation and cooling operations at industrial facilities. The projects also include using treated, reclaimed water to upgrade public restrooms at Island Beach State Park and Waywayanda State Park.

Other projects promote the recharge of groundwater supplies and help in the prevention of saltwater intrusion. An approved project in Cape May City will use treated effluent to help prevent saltwater intrusion. Under this project, Cape May City will inject treated wastewater into the Cohansey Aquifer to create a barrier to further protect area drinking water wells from saltwater contamination.

The $35 million available to support these projects comes from the 1981Water Supply State Bond Fund.

The full list of the selected water demonstration projects are listed below:

Project Name


DEP Funding
Borgata/Marina Thermal Atlantic City 3,260,000
K. Hovnanian Four Seasons Galloway Township 1,536,745
Bayway Refinery Linden City 333,333
Cape May County MUA Cape May City 5,200,000
Cape May County MUA Countywide 640,000
Clayton Borough Clayton Borough 430,000
Deerwood Country Club Mount Holly 533,333
Glassboro Borough Glassboro Borough 3,750,000
Homestead at Mansfield Mansfield Township 116,241
Island Beach State Park Seaside Park 600,000
Lakewood Cogen Facility Lakewood Township 2,466,667
Laurel Creek Country Club Moorestown Township 240,000
Logan Twp. MUA Logan Township 4,112,000
NJ State Climatologist Statewide 195,000
Pennsauken Country Club Pennsauken Township 1,213,333
Maple Shade Township Maple Shade Township 313,333
Rowan University/Alcyon Park/Pitman GC Borough of Glassboro 1,666,667
Scrub Oaks Mine Storage Plan Mine Hill Township 500,000
Shark River Golf Course Neptune Township 2,666,667
Vineland Power Plant Vineland 170,799
Water Treatment Technology Statewide 2,000,000
Waywayanda State Park Hewitt 400,000
Whitlock Packaging Corporation Wharton Borough 233,333



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