Pascrell announces $69.9M in federal funding to upgrade Kearny’s sewerage systems


U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-9) announced $69.9 million in federal funding to upgrade Kearny’s sewerage system, one of several North Jersey flood prevention projects.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Pascrell advocated for several U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ flood prevention projects throughout North Jersey would be included in the Water Resources Development section (Division H) of the James M. Inhofe National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023.

“From Hurricane Ida to Superstorm Sandy and all the way back to flooding from Floyd, our state is all too familiar with horrific flooding and natural disasters,” Pascrell said in a statement.

“My office worked tirelessly to fix flood prevention measures for our state that are in desperate need of improvements. I am proud to announce that we are on track for success … This is terrific news for our communities across North Jersey.”

There is also additional authorization for ecosystem studies of the Hudson–Raritan Estuary, which is designated as an estuary of national significance under the Environmental Protection Agency’s National Estuary Program.

Similarly, the Hudson, Mohawk, Raritan, Passaic, Hackensack, and Bronx River Watersheds and the Hudson River Estuary in the definition of New York-New Jersey Watershed Basin for the purposes of a watershed and river basis assessment is also included.

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