A state-of-the-art landfill, recycling center, composting facility and collection fleet are located at the ACUA Environmental Park in Egg Harbor Township.
ACUA operates a 40 million gallon-per-day wastewater facility in Atlantic City, NJ, which is powered by renewable energy.
We are committed to seeking out the most sustainable and effective technologies to power our facilities and operations.
From performing synchronized
light shows at the Super Bowl to changing the way we think about home delivery,
drones have been gaining the spotlight for the many ways they can enhance our
Here at ACUA, we’ve been using a drone as an important tool
to evaluate infrastructure and improve operations across our facilities.
Our drone can be used with either a high resolution 4k
camera or an infrared camera that can monitor surface temperatures. In addition
to taking aerial photos and video, the camera can also measure volume
calculations, which has helped us measure waste quantities at the landfill and
calculate EcoProduct inventory.
Our engineers have used the drone to assess areas that are
hard to reach by foot or car. For example, they recently used it to locate a manhole
in a meadow area. The drone footage gave a better perspective on its location
and how it can be accessed for repair.
Our engineering team has also utilized the infrared camera
to monitor our landfill gas collection system at the landfill. By scanning the
area, the camera can pick up areas of inefficiency or a build-up of gas in a
After a Nor’easter came through our area in late January, we
were able to quickly assess damage to our
temporary landfill cap, which covers a 30-acre area, by using the drone.
Most recently, our Clean Communities Coordinator used the
drone to assess litter in Hammonton ahead of the town’s upcoming lake park
cleanup. Because the high resolution camera takes such quality photos, we are
able to zoom in and identify areas needing attention.
By using a drone we have saved time and money on projects
that could have taken weeks or months to hire outside contractors or assess by
other means. We look forward to putting it to use in other applications as the opportunities
ACUA Environmental Park6700 Delilah RoadEgg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
ACUA Wastewater Treatment Plant1801 Absecon Blvd.Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Mailing AddressP.O. Box 996Pleasantville, NJ 08232
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