Paulsboro's Water and Sewer Systems to Get Replaced

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State officials have announced new funding to improve the quality of life for residents in one South Jersey community.

On Thursday, Oct. 5th, U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, and Congressman Donald Norcross announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded Paulsboro with rural development funding totaling more than $4.1 million.

The funding will be used to replace deteriorating and aging portions of the water and sewer systems along Thomson Avenue in Paulsboro.

Officials say the funding will help bring sanitation jobs into the area, improve the health and safety of residents, and eliminate recurring health and sanitary issues that have been a persistent problem for the community.

The plan will replace the current water system with larger pipes that meet New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection's regulations and the sewer mains will be lined with cured-in-place pipes.

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