Congressman Donald Norcross

Representing the 1st District of New Jersey
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Norcross, Menendez, Booker Announce Over $3M in Federal Funding to Restore Water Systems in New Jersey

Sep 17, 2018
News Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01), along with U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, today announced a total of $3,492,000 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to assist two New Jersey towns improve their water treatment and distributions systems.

“Improving our water infrastructure means safer communities and more jobs,” said Congressman Norcross. “Thanks to this grant, which I was proud to support, an outdated system will be brought up to code and our Paulsboro firefighters will have access to quality hydrants to keep our families safe. Whether during an emergency or during the school day, our neighbors, friends, families and first responders need access to clean water, and today’s a good day for people in Paulsboro.”

"Important investments like this help us ensure that all New Jerseyans have reliable systems and access to safe, clean, drinking water, while also creating jobs to make the necessary upgrades and spur economic growth,” said Sen. Menendez. “I will continue fighting for vital resources to address our state's public health and infrastructure needs to ensure the safety and wellbeing of families and businesses across New Jersey."

“Investing in New Jersey’s aging water and wastewater infrastructure is critical to the health and safety of our communities and the strength of our local economy,” said Sen. Booker. “These federal resources will not only help bolster New Jersey’s local infrastructure, but they will also protect the health of our families and our environment while helping to lay the foundation for future economic growth."

The Borough of Paulsboro will receive a loan of $1,758,000 and a grant of $1,300,000 to make necessary improvements to the borough’s 80 year old water distribution system. This will include installing a new water main which will allow for improved water quality and enhanced fire flow protection for 75 residential customers.

The Borough of Frenchtown will receive a loan of $434,000 to aid in constructing a new wastewater treatment facility. This will help improve the efficiency of the wastewater treatment and it will serve 113 businesses and 1,373 residents of the borough.

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Contact: Ally Kehoe, Communications Director
ally.kehoe@mail.house.gov