Pallone secures nearly $1M for Sayreville sewer pump station

A sewer pump station in Sayreville will soon be rebuilt, thanks to funding that was secured by U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone Jr.

As part of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, and the Housing and Urban Development spending bill, which President Joe Biden signed last week, $959,752 has been allocated for use for the reconstruction of the sanitary sewer pumping station in the Melrose section of the borough. The proposed facility would eliminate the potential for operational failure during future flood events and the associated health and safety issues that result from wastewater overflows. The station suffered significant damage from Superstorm Sandy, and more recent flooding events exposed the risk the station faces without upgrades.

“I’m proud to announce today that I’ve secured federal funding for Sayreville. This funding will allow the borough to rebuild the sewer pump station so that it can operate effectively,” Pallone (D-6th Dist.) said. “This project will help protect public health and safety by ensuring the station can withstand a major flooding event. I’m glad we were able to get this project across the finish line.”