Sen. Andrew Zwicker and Assemblyman Roy Freiman recently announced that they had secured $4 million of funding in the state budget for the High Bridge Water Main Line Project.
The project will be used in part to replace the 100-year-old water line that runs through both the borough and Voorhees State Park and comes after joint advocacy efforts between High Bridge Mayor Michele Lee and Zwicker (D-Hillsborough).
“Throughout my career as both a scientist and a legislator, I have fought to ensure that our families have access to a clean and healthy environment. We tend to take access to clean water for granted, but safe and reliable water infrastructure is critically important to our daily lives. This funding will ensure the residents of High Bridge have access to clean water for future generations,” Zwicker said.
“Investments and successes like these are one of the best parts of public service,” Freiman (D-Hillsborough) stated. “Being able to deliver in necessary, tangible ways for local communities and our families, and returning hard-earned taxpayer dollars directly back into our neighborhoods. This critical funding for High Bridge will ensure their infrastructure and clean water supply remain reliable.”
Local officials and residents have expressed gratitude for the efforts of both lawmakers.
High Bridge Mayor Michele Lee stated: “This funding for High Bridge is unprecedented, and a testament to the dedication of Sen. Zwicker and Assemblyman Freiman to the future of our town. Their commitment to the well-being of our residents is unparalleled.”