Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Commission said removal of 'Sandy’ blockage will help control flooding from Third River.
Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission crews cleared a large tree from the Third River on Wednesday. PVSC members said the tree, toppled during Superstorm Sandy, had fallen across the entire width of the river, with the current forcing it to collect smaller trees, branches and debris. The PVSC crew cleared the tree with its 30-ton crane, then fed it through a wood chipper and cart off the debris. They cleared it on the recommendation of the Belleville Department of Public Works. PVSC said the blockage potential to flood the surrounding residential area, as well as the ball fields and playground at Fairway Park.
Saturday, February 2, 2013
The week in review in Belleville, Nutley
During the trial of Nutley resident Paul Bergrin, a once high-profile defense attorney now charged with murder and racketeering, a former Belleville resident testified Bergrin coerced her into giving false statements to authorities to help her father, a Bergrin client. A Nutley resident was nominated to become a commissioner of the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission. Hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal grants were awarded to groups within Belleville and Nutley as well as the communities themselves. The funding will also be used for local roadway repairs. Registration began this week for Belleville Recreation’s baseball and softball leagues. Retailers this week have gotten permission to charge a fee of 4 percent on credit card …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Agency oversees Newark treatment plant
Thomas Tucci, a Nutley resident and longtime manager of the Township of Cedar Grove, has been nominated to become one of seven commissioners of the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission, the office of Gov. Chris Christie announced this week. The commission oversees a wastewater treatment plant in Newark that serves 2 million people in Bergen, Essex, Passaic, Hudson and Union counties. The 111-year-old agency is one of the largest of its kind in the United States. Tucci, who holds an engineering degree from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and a master’s in public administration from Rutgers-Newark, is also certified in public works and construction technology. He has served on a variety of committees and agencies, including a body that …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Officials say it may take weeks before complete treatment of waste water resumes at PVSC
Hurricane Sandy dealt a heavy blow to the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission plant in Newark, but the facility has largely been able to continue treating effluent pumped into the region’s waterways, a spokesman for the state Department of Environmental Protection said Thursday. But federal officials also said a key indicator of the waterways’ cleanliness was still above acceptable levels, prompting a call for people to continue avoiding contact with the waters of Newark Bay and the lower Passaic and Hackensack rivers. The PVSC serves 1.4 million customers, including in Bergen and Essex counties. Its plant, the state’s largest consumer of electricity, experienced unprecedented flooding when the waters of the nearby Passaic River surged …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Order in place as repairs are made at storm-damaged treatment facility in Newark
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Gov. Chris Christie is asking customers served by the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission (PVSC) to limit water use as repairs are made to the agency’s treatment facility in Newark, which was damaged by flooding and power outages during Hurricane Sandy. The agency serves 1.4 million customers in several North Jersey towns, including Belleville, Bloomfield, Cedar Grove, Fair Lawn, Franklin Lakes, Glen Rock, Hasbrouck Heights, Montclair, Newark, North Caldwell, Nutley, Ridgewood, Saddle Brook, South Orange, West Orange, Woodland Park and Wood-Ridge. “We are asking residents and businesses served by the PVSC to heed the Governor’s Executive Order for mandatory water use restrictions, and to be even more diligent in conserving water to help …