Since the beginning of the year, the North Hudson Sewerage Authority has aggressively sought out grants for sewer infrastructure projects from both public and private sources. Thus far in 2016, NHSA has received a total of $600,000 from four different funding sources.
The NJ Clean Energy Audit Program Grant provided $200,000 to assess energy usage and recommend efficiencies at NHSA’s two major treatment plants in Hoboken and West New York. The Department of Homeland Security awarded a $250,000 404 Flood Mitigation Grant to refit switchgear at the Adams Street treatment plant. NHSA received a $101,462 Community Development Block Grant to fund the sewer lining project in West New York. The New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission’s NJ Aquatic Trash Prevention Program awarded NHSA $48,125 to install catch basin grates to prevent trash and debris from entering the sewer system at high traffic locations.
Separately, NHSA has received $12.6 million thus far in FEMA grants for Sandy-related repairs to its system.