North Bergen will use ARP money for further sewer improvements

Apr 7, 2022

North Bergen is moving to make more sewer improvements using federal funds from the American Rescue Plan.

The North Bergen Board of Commissioners have voted to adopt an ordinance appropriating $265,000 of the ARP funds for sewer infrastructure and drainage improvements at 71st Street. The board voted unanimously to adopt the ordinance at its April 6 meeting.

The improvements to the sewer infrastructure aim to reduce combined sewer overflows and flooding, among other storm water management improvements. The sewer improvements include the replacement of 106 feet of corrugated metal pipe and new reinforced concrete pipe, and all work and costs necessary.

At the meeting, Chief Financial Officer Robert Pittfield explained the planned renovations in the ordinance.

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