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9th Legislative District

State Gives Ocean County Towns, OCUA Millions to Fund Clean Drinking Water Projects

TRENTON – The 9th district delegation announced Tuesday that a bill recently passed by the state legislature will enable the funding of projects intended on improving drinking water and drainage infrastructure in at least six Ocean County municipalities.

“Under recently enacted legislation, six municipalities in our Legislative District in addition to the Ocean County Utilities Authority will receive financial assistance for vital projects amounting to more than $39 million,” said a statement released on behalf of State Senator Chris Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf and Assemblywoman Diane Gove.

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Sen. Chris Connors

Two key programs the legislators said would be funded by the state under the legislation included the Storm Sandy project loan program and the Barnegat Bay Watershed project loan program are set to receive financing.

“Approximately $140 million will be available for financing Sandy clean water project loans of which approximately $26.6 million will be subject to principal forgiveness. Additionally, $3 million will be available for principal forgiveness loans for stormwater runoff mitigation environmental infrastructure projects in the Barnegat Bay Watershed to continue addressing the critical water quality issues.”

TOWNS GETTING THE MONEY:

  • Little Egg Harbor Township
  • Berkeley Township
  • Long Beach Township
  • Borough of Ocean Gate
  • Ocean Township (Waretown)
  • Stafford Township
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