Hoboken, NJ – Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer was joined by officials from North Hudson Sewerage Authority and United Water to announce major initiatives to upgrade Hoboken’s infrastructure and address flooding, water distribution, and power resilience.

Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer announced a partnership with North Hudson Sewerage Authority (NHSA) to build Hoboken’s second wet-weather flood pump in order to alleviate Hoboken’s 200-year flooding problem. The pump, with a capacity of 50 million gallons per day, would further alleviate flooding in Western Hoboken.

The City has reached an agreement with United Water through which the water utility will pay for the costs of conducting a complete master plan of Hoboken’s water-distribution infrastructure. The plan will provide a prioritized schedule for upgrading the City’s water distribution system.

To improve the City’s resilience in the face of power outages, the City of Hoboken is entering into a partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy, Sandia National Laboratories, and Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) to design an energy-resilient “smart grid.” The design methodology uses advanced, smart-grid technologies and distributed and renewable-energy power generation and energy storage resources as a way to improve the reliability, security, and resiliency of the electric grid. The City of Hoboken will be one of the first nonmilitary applications of this methodology from Sandia National Laboratories.

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