The sanitary sewer system in the Gables section of Neptune will see a major upgrading under a $1 million bond ordinance introduced by the Township Committee at its last meeting.
The bond ordinance appropriates $1 million for the reconstruction of the township’s sanitary sewer system, mainly for the Gables Sewer Rehabilitation project.
“The Gables section has some of the oldest sewer lines in Neptune and there is significant water infiltration into lines in that area. These pipes will be replaced but they are buried very deep and this is not work we can do in-house. We will have to contract it out,” Business Administrator Vito Gadaleta said.
Water infiltration into sanitary sewer lines increases the cost for treating sewage since freshwater is also being treated.
“This increases the volume of water and the costs associated with treating this freshwater,” Gadaleta said.
He said that some streets in the Gables section will have to be opened to install the new sewer lines and some lateral lines. Much of this work will begin next year although some of the project is ongoing right now.
“The streets will also be resurfaced as necessary,” he said.
Gadaleta said that other sewer improvements may be made in other sections of the township if any money is left over from the Gables project
The Township Committee also introduced another $600,000 bond ordinance to fund various facility improvements, including to the Senior Center, the municipal complex, the public works building and the Office of Emergency Management facility.
“It will pay for a major refurbishment of the public works building and put a new roof on both the senior center and municipal building. It will also pay to upgrade the fire alarm system in the municipal building,” Gadaleta said.
A third $300,000 ordinance was introduced for improvements to various parks, including the Division Street Park, Bert Willis Fields, Liberty Park, and Loffredo Fields, with new equipment, safety surfaces, lighting, fencing and other improvements.
A public hearing on all three bond ordinances will be held at the Aug. 24 meeting.