Salem County Board of Chosen Freeholders
94 Market Street. Salem, N.J. 08079

CONTACT: Deborah Turner-Fox, Clerk of the Board/Administrator

February 28, 2003

Carney’s Point Township Sewerage Authority Receives Financial Support for Regional Sewerage Project to Serve The Northwestern Portion of Salem County

Freeholder Director Jack Kugler announced that $400,000 is being appropriated to the Carney’s Point Township Sewerage Authority (CPSA) to pay the preliminary costs associated with the creation and development of a regional sewerage system to serve the northwestern portion of Salem County, including the Boro of Penns Grove, Oldman’s Township and Carney’s Point Township. The plan is designed to alleviate sewer capacity problems in the Penns Gove area and will also follow the guidelines dictated by the Salem County Cross-Acceptance Report, which designates that portion of the county for future Economic Development opportunities.

The plan will have no impact on the development of the Gateway Business Park, which has its own independent waste management plans.

The money, which has been held by the Pollution Control Financing Authority of Salem County, was conditionally approved for disbursement in January. At this time both CPSA certification and NJDEP approval for the fund transfer have been received, permitting this plan to move forward.

This regional approach to addressing sewerage needs is widely endorsed and approved by the State Planning Commission. This northwest corridor of Salem County has been designated for expansion and Economic Development opportunities and these infrastructure improvements are a critical step to making this happen.

Freeholder Director Kugler expresses his sincere thanks to Senator Stephen Sweeney and Assemblymen John Burzichelli and Douglas Fisher for their active support on this effort and in bringing the funding forward to our county to aid with these matters.

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