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Ridgefield Park Turns Attention To Sewers

Deteriorated sewers are often neglected because the damage is hidden from sight.
Deteriorated sewers are often neglected because the damage is hidden from sight. Photo Credit: A1 Sewer Cleaning
Ridgefield Park is embarking on an ambitious project to replace aging sewers.
Ridgefield Park is embarking on an ambitious project to replace aging sewers. Photo Credit: Water Works Plumbing

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J. -- The century-old sewer system in Ridgefield Park will be brought into compliance with federal and state environmental requirements, says the village's Board of Commissioners.

The task has begun under the oversight of Department of Public Works Superintendent Alan O’Grady.

While there are multiple forms and reports yet to be completed and submitted, ones already provided to the village have been found to be in order, the board reports.

Further, the village has joined with Hackensack, Fort Lee and the Bergen County Utilities Authority in working together as encouraged by the state.

The village is also part of a group of municipalities working with the Passaic Valley Sewage Commission to devise common, cost-effective solutions to some of the problems all face.

The group will have five years to develop a comprehensive plan to address its sewers.

According to the Federal Clean Water Act, the water that borders the Ridgefield Park on three sides must be "fishable and swimmable" as they were over a century ago to be compliant.

The goal can be accomplished through funding by the federal and state governments, the commission says.

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