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Bar Screen Replacement

Bar Screen Replacement

In 2019, ACUA installed new bar screens in the Headworks building of the wastewater treatment facility in Atlantic City, NJ. The bar screens help protect our infrastructure by catching unwanted items like rags and toys that inadvertantly get flushed down the toilet.
Battery Storage Project

Battery Storage Project

A one-megawatt (MW) renewable energy storage battery is located at ACUA’s Wastewater Treatment Facility to help balance the relationship between ACUA's renewable energy projects and the electrical grid. It is the first public renewable energy storage battery to become operational in New Jersey.
Brigantine Pipeline Replacement

Brigantine Pipeline Replacement

In 2021, ACUA invested $2.1 million to replace the main pipeline that carries wastewater from the Island of Brigantine to our treatment plant in Atlantic City, NJ. The replacement project is a major component of ACUA’s asset management plan to ensure the integrity of our sewer pipelines.
Compost Facility & EcoSoil Production

Compost Facility & EcoSoil Production

The ACUA’s landfill, like many others, contains significant portions of organic materials that produce a variety of harmful gases like carbon dioxide and methane as they decompose.
Compressed Natural Gas Fleet and Station

Compressed Natural Gas Fleet and Station

ACUA is home to the first compressed natural gas (CNG) station in South Jersey. 
Downbeach Force Main Upgrade

Downbeach Force Main Upgrade

In February 2022, ACUA completed the replacement of a critical sewer pipeline that connects Longport, Margate, Ventnor, and a section of Egg Harbor Township, to our wastewater treatment facility in Atlantic City, NJ. In total, 4,300 feet of steel pipe was replaced with a new high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipeline. The project helped strengthen an important piece of Atlantic County's wastewater infrastructure.
Electric Vehicle Fleet and Charging Stations

Electric Vehicle Fleet and Charging Stations

ACUA is aggressively working to green its fleet and encourage the development of infrastructure to support electric vehicles. We have several EV charging stations powering electric and hybrid vehicles in our daily operations.
Geothermal Heating & Cooling

Geothermal Heating & Cooling

The Geo Building, home to our administrative offices, was one of the first installations of geothermal heating and cooling in southern New Jersey.
Jersey-Atlantic Wind Farm

Jersey-Atlantic Wind Farm

Located at our Wastewater Treatment Plant in Atlantic City, NJ, the Jersey-Atlantic Wind Farm consists of five, 380-foot turbines capable of producing a combined 7.5 megawatts of power – enough energy to power approximately 2,500 homes!
Pinelands Park Landfill

Pinelands Park Landfill

In addition to operating the landfill on Delilah Road in Egg Harbor Township, ACUA also oversees the closed Pinelands Park Landfill on Ocean Heights Avenue in Egg Harbor Township.
Posi-Shell Intermediate Cover

Posi-Shell Intermediate Cover

ACUA installed an intermediate “Posi-Shell” cover to approximately 20 acres of its landfill to help reduce odors and prevent erosion in 2022.
Landfill Wall Construction

Landfill Wall Construction

ACUA is expanding the life of the landfill in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, with the construction of mechanically stabilized earthen (MSE) berms which wrap around the exterior. The space between the newly constructed berm and the slope of the existing landfill is used as additional space to store solid waste. The project is ongoing and is separated into three phases.
Renewable Natural Gas

Renewable Natural Gas

The Atlantic RNG Facility is the first of its kind in South Jersey to create renewable natural gas (RNG) from decomposing trash in the landfill. By capturing and using landfill gas, landfill emissions are reduced and an otherwise wasted source of energy is used.
Landfill Odor Control

Landfill Odor Control

The Atlantic County Utilities Authority (ACUA) solid waste landfill located in Egg Harbor Township, NJ, accepts trash from Atlantic County homes and businesses. The landfill began accepting waste in 1992 and is expected to contain approximately 9.9 million tons of garbage by closing.  

Odors naturally occur as trash decomposes in the landfill. As waste breaks down, it produces various gases. Carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane are the most prevalent. Other gases, such as hydrogen sulfide (H2S), can also be found in smaller quantities. Wind direction, temperature changes and weather patterns impact the spread and intensity of these odors.
Native Plant and Rain Gardens

Native Plant and Rain Gardens


ACUA’s Environmental Park in Egg Harbor Township is home to two beautiful gardens that are beneficial to the environment.
Seawall

Seawall

A seawall is currently being built around the low-lying areas of ACUA’s Wastewater Treatment Facility in Atlantic City to protect critical infrastructure from flooding.   This is the most substancial of ACUA's projects to improve facility resiliency.
Solar Power

Solar Power

ACUA's solar energy project has saved more than $4 million in energy costs and has prevented 4,200 metric tons of CO2 from entering the atmosphere since its opening.
Ventnor City Pump Station Upgrades

Ventnor City Pump Station Upgrades

ACUA’s Engineering Department designed upgrades for the Ventnor City pump station that transports wastewater from Ventnor, Margate, Longport, and a section of Egg Harbor Township to ACUA’s treatment facility in Atlantic City. The structure, originally built in the mid-70s, will receive repairs and modifications to its structural, electrical, and mechanical features.
Wildlife Commitment

Wildlife Commitment

The areas surrounding the two ACUA locations are home to over 140 different species of wildlife