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Pallone Announces $1.14 Million for Continued Repairs to Sayreville Pump Station

April 13, 2015
Press Release

LONG BRANCH, NJ – Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-6) announced that  the Middlesex County Utilities Authority will receive more than $1.14 million to repair the Sayreville Sewerage Pump Station, which was badly damaged by Superstorm Sandy.  The funding is being provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) via the Sandy aid package Pallone fought for in Congress.

“As we rebuild after Superstorm Sandy, we have a unique opportunity to improve our public infrastructure so it is stronger and can withstand future storms,” said Congressman Pallone. “I am grateful that FEMA continues to recognize the importance of repairing and improving this pump station that serves so many of my constituents.  I am committed to ensuring that our community continues to receive the resources we need to ensure that we never witness the devastation of Superstorm Sandy again.”

The Middlesex County Utilities Authority will receive $1,140,923.87 in federal funding for continued repairs to the Sayreville pump station that was damaged as a result of Superstorm Sandy.  The Sayreville Pump Station was inundated by floodwaters rising nearly four feet above ground level in October 2012. 

FEMA will reimburse the Middlesex County Utilities Authority $1.14 million, or 90 percent of the cost for repairs to the damaged pump station. The station pumps sewage from 30 municipalities in Middlesex and Somerset Counties.