May 09, 2018
Infrastructure Week – May 14-21,2018 – is a week-long series of events raising awareness about why it is #TimeToBuild better infrastructure
Atlantic County Utilities Authority (ACUA) is participating in the national event, Infrastructure Week, which will take place from May 14-21, 2018. Across the country, hundreds of businesses, organizations, elected officials and community members will come together to spread the message of why it is #TimeToBuild.
Imagine if there was nowhere for your waste to go after you flushed the toilet or took out the trash. ACUA’s infrastructure, which includes 60 miles of underground pipeline, 20 pump stations, a wastewater treatment facility, an incinerator, a landfill and more, allows us to perform essential environmental services that keep our communities clean, safe and prospering. Infrastructure like this, often unnoticed, is essential to public health, our local economy and the convenience of our daily lives.
The message of this year’s Infrastructure Week is: The future won’t wait. Neither can we. It’s #TimeToBuild. In addition to updating and protecting existing infrastructure, ACUA continues to lead the way in discovering, researching and testing improved ways of performing the essential environmental services it provides to our community.
One example of where we are improving and protecting our infrastructure is the seawall that will be built along our Wastewater Treatment Facility to protect critical equipment during a flooding event. We have seen first-hand the effects of increasing intense storms and are committed to ensuring the sustainability of our treatment facility.
“We are happy to participate in this national effort to bring attention to the critical infrastructure that keeps our communities going,” said President Rick Dovey. “We are committed to ensuring the sustainability of this infrastructure and invite the community to learn more about the services we provide by taking a tour of our facilities or following us on social media.”
“We are thrilled that Atlantic County Utilities Authority is joining Infrastructure Week. The dire state of America’s infrastructure is one of the most pressing issues facing us as a nation, and the benefits of a stronger, better infrastructure system will be far-reaching and long-lasting,” said Zach Schafer, director of Infrastructure Week. “During Infrastructure Week, we bring together the public and private sector to encourage lawmakers to highlight innovation and leadership, think long-term, and invest in infrastructure at the federal, state and local level.”
Infrastructure Week is organized nationally by its Steering Committee, including the nation’s largest business, labor, and thought-leadership organizations, and is joined by more than 300 Affiliates – from the builders/operators to the users of infrastructure – around the country. More information about Infrastructure Week can be found here: http://infrastructureweek.org/