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Congressman Andrews Announces Over $2 Million to Fix Sewers in Gibbsboro

 

CNB tower AD Haddon Heights, NJ – Tuesday, Congressman Andrews announced over $2 million in funding to replace and renovate Gibbsboro sewer lines and create 20 local construction jobs.  This funding, which represents a collaborative effort between federal and state government, will be used to revamp the sewer system in Gibbsboro – a project that will create jobs, benefit more than 100 households and improve the lives of many residents who are experiencing sewage back-ups and leaks from the borough’s outdated terracotta pipes. 


Specifically, the U.S. Department of Agriculture provided $175k in federal grants and $450k in low-interest loans for this effort. The New Jersey Transportation Trust Fund has awarded a $1.39 million loan to help with the project, and the NJ Department of Transportation added an additional $180,000 to repave the roads after the sewer work is complete.



Additionally, the project improves water and sewer access to the senior citizens’ recreation center, which is not currently served by the Borough’s sewer lines. Also, waste over-flow problems that have plagued the town for years will now be addressed. 

“This investment will not only attract more people to the borough to live, do business, and generate tax revenues, but the sewage improvements will create jobs and provide the basis for economic growth,” said Congressman Andrews.  “Gibbsboro is yet another model for how small towns can work with state and federal government to address their residents’ needs without having to burden their already overstretched operating budgets.”

“Investments in our water and wastewater infrastructure protect public health and the environment for future generations,” said USDA State Director Howard Henderson. “It also helps create jobs while rebuilding America’s infrastructure.”

“This project will result in a reduction of groundwater infiltration and inflow and eliminate chronic problems from tree roots,” said Ed Campbell, Mayor of Gibbsboro. “It will contribute to a cleaner environment, reduce treatment costs for the Camden County MUA (CCMUA), and provide quality of life benefits to Gibbsboro residents.  The project would not be possible without federal funding.” 

Contractors will bid on the project this June, with construction slated to begin in August.

 

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