Cape May Court House, N.J. – Eight pump stations are set to receive “state of good repair” improvements in Middle Township beginning this month.
The pump stations were constructed in the late 1980s, and most of the equipment has reached the end of its useful life. Each station will be upgraded to replace nonfunctioning equipment and improve overall operation.
The upgrades, including new pumps, controls and emergency power supply, will enhance the reliability and resiliency of the pumping stations.
The repairs also will help ensure continuous operation of the facilities during normal and extreme operating conditions. Continuous operations prevent overflow of sewage, which can result in environmental or health concerns.
“These important infrastructure upgrades are critical to improving and extending the useful life of our sewer pump stations,” said Deputy Mayor Ike Gandy. “These projects will increase reliability and reduce both maintenance and operating costs.”
The upcoming work on eight pump stations is part of the Township’s ongoing system-wide improvement of sewer infrastructure. The work on the eight pump stations will be performed in two phases, with four stations being improved under each phase.
Phase 1 is expected to begin in November and be completed by the summer of 2022. Phase 2 will follow and is anticipated to wrap up by the summer of 2023.