Lyndhurst Township and Neglia Engineering Associates Receive NJSME 2016 Municipal Project of the Year Honors for Pumping Station Improvements
Neglia Engineering Associates
Lyndhurst, NJ – The New Jersey Society of Municipal Engineers (NJSME) has announced that the Township of Lyndhurst and Neglia Engineering Associates have been selected as the Second Place recipient in the Municipal Management Project for Population over 20,000. The NJSME award program gives recognition to municipal engineers and municipalities who have contributed to the public health, welfare and safety, by designing project of an outstanding nature.
For many years, residents of Lyndhurst, New Jersey, have been tormented by different types of flooding in several parts of town. Severe flooding occurred in 1999 as a result of Hurricane Floyd, a nor’easter in 2007 caused more stormwater problems, in 2011 over 150 homes were flooded by Hurricane Irene and devastation Hurricane Sandy left in its path in 2012 speaks for itself. Residents were increasingly becoming concerned about their personal safety, as well as property values. A plan to address this situation was developed by Commissioner Matthew T. Ruzzo and Neglia Engineering Associates. The centerpiece of this plan was the rehabilitation of the Lyndhurst Stormwater Pumping Station
The Lyndhurst Stormwater Pumping Station has submersible pumps with a total capacity of 35,000 gallons per minutes. The station is capable of handling difficult flood water debris, such as branches, leaves, weeds, trash and sediment such as sand, salt and mud.
The web based instrumentation system allows monitoring and control of pump and generator operations, fuel level and water level in the adjacent Passaic River, from an off-site location.
The Township of Lyndhurst Engineer, Michael J. Neglia, P.E., said: “At the end of the day, the Lyndhurst residents secured relief from chronic troublesome flooding. Lyndhurst gained a reliable, state-of-the-art stormwater pumping station, featuring enhanced hydraulic performance – with new pumps, controllers, standby power system, SCADA and communications systems. At the same time, Lyndhurst has reduced the operation and maintenance expenses of the stormwater pumping station.”