$19 Million Added for Clean Water Projects in 9th District

Feb 15, 2017

In addition to last year’s authorization of $39 million for clean water and drinking water projects, another $19 million has been approved to finance further tasks in the 9th Legislative District, state Sen. Christopher J. Connors, Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne C. Gove have announced. In addition to Ocean County, four 9th District constituent municipalities, including Barnegat, Long Beach, Ocean (Waretown) and Stafford townships, will obtain aid for clean water and drinking water projects under this latest approved financing.

This feat comes from the passing of two legislative bills recently signed by the governor relating to the state Environmental Infrastructure Trust.

“There are few other issues more important to our constituents than clean drinking water, which is why we are pleased that this financing has been secured for the 9th Legislative District,” Connors, Rumpf and Gove said in a statement. “The fact that a significant portion of this financing has been dedicated for projects in the 9th District is appropriate, as our area constitutes a large segment of the state’s overall open space preservation efforts.”

The recently approved financing will aid in the purchase of vital equipment, including manufactured treatment devices and a camera pipeline inspection truck system for county use. Financing will also be offered for particular developments in a number of the district’s towns. —K.A.E.

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