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Christie OKs $1.3B in water plant protection

Local News | Aug 12, 2014

Christie OKs $1.3B in water plant protection

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey’s critical water and sewer plants will get nearly $1.3 billion in upgrades and storm protection measures under a bill signed Monday by Gov. Chris Christie.

The governor authorized $1.28 billion for improvements to drinking water and sewage treatment plants across the state.

The money includes $355 million to better protect facilities impacted by Superstorm Sandy, which caused an estimated $2.6 billion in damages to wastewater and drinking water infrastructure across the state.

Facilities getting money under the bill include pump stations in Sayreville and Edison; a sewage plant in Union Beach; a water treatment plant in Millstone; and facilities in Newark, Hoboken and Bergen County.