The companies will design, construct and operate a new leachate pretreatment facility for the Monmouth County Reclamation Center in Tinton Falls, N.J.
Middlesex Water Co., a provider of water, wastewater and related services primarily in New Jersey and Delaware, announced it has partnered with Natural Systems Utilities (NSU) and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Applied Water Management (AWM), to design, construct and operate a new leachate pretreatment facility for the Monmouth County Reclamation Center in Tinton Falls, N.J.
Under the terms of the agreement, AWM will obtain permits, design, build and operate a landfill leachate pretreatment facility.
Middlesex Water will serve in the role of guarantor of AWM's performance on the project, in addition to providing operational support. Middlesex Water recently partnered with NSU, in an alternative energy joint venture project serving the Village of Ridgewood, New Jersey.
"Our participation in this project with Monmouth County and with NSU/AWM demonstrates our commitment to partnering strategically in environmentally sound projects that both serve the public good and create value for the client and our shareholders," said Dennis W. Doll, Middlesex Water president and CEO. "We look forward to working with the county and our partner on this endeavor, as we expand our geographic footprint into Monmouth County, N.J., and also further expand our ability to serve industrial clients.”
"NSU is extremely pleased to begin another contract with our partner Middlesex Water,” said Dominic Kulik, chairman and CEO of NSU. “Our contract with Monmouth County will dramatically reduce costs for the landfill leachate treatment through our innovative biological treatment plant to be designed, built and operated by our team. In turn, it will significantly reduce carbon footprint by eliminating trucking to offsite treatment."