PRBRSA Annual Report

February 16, 2022

Entering our 35th year of regional service to the municipalities, PRBRSA continues to look forward ensuring our commitment to our Members and the public by maintaining our system.  We continue to operate under our mission to preserve and protect the Pequannock River Basin while serving our municipalities in the most efficient and cost effective means.

Today, the Authority’s member towns, Bloomingdale, Butler, Kinnelon and Riverdale, enjoy the benefits of a regional sewer system, one capable of providing the services defined by the towns.  Growth and development within our member municipalities remains viable by providing sewer services for new projects.  At the same time, preservation of the Pequannock River provides ecological balance – safe drinking water, fishing and recreational opportunities for the communities.

2021 and looking ahead to 2022 delivers challenges as New Jersey continues under a State Health Emergency with supplies and project scheduling suffering from pandemic-related consequences. Through these obstacles the PRBRSA Board continues to successfully complete our projects and objectives on behalf of the member towns.   

Antiquated pipelines dedicated to the Authority by the Boroughs of Bloomingdale and Butler have been replaced or rehabilitated.  In 2015 through 2020 the Authority completed rehabilitation of the Boonton Avenue Interceptor, lines constructed in the 1930s, to serve the region for decades to come. 

A major rehabilitation project initiated in 2017 replacing the lines under the NYS&W RR tracks and the surrounding area in Butler, NJ was completed in March 2021.  For efficiency and the benefit of our member town, the abandoned sewer line was repurposed to host a new water main to serve the residents of the Borough of Butler.   

In order to allocate charges with utmost accuracy, the 2020 Amended and Restated Service Contract implementing the EDU method of distributing charges went into effect in FY 2021 allowing a predictable accounting of sewer charges.  

The PRBRSA Board continues to have a pro-active outlook and is currently conducting rehabilitation programs to maintain the sewer infrastructure.

Finally, with his retirement in 2021, we would like to thank Commissioner E.J. Gall, Kinnelon, for his 25 years of service on the PRBRSA Board. 


Respectfully submitted,
Raymond Verdonik, Chairman

 

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