The Atlantic County Utilities Authority (ACUA) will host a
public hearing for its upcoming Seawall Project on Wednesday, March 29, 2017,
from 6 to 7 p.m.
The Seawall Project involves installing 4,896 linear feet of
vinyl sheet pile seawall (a.k.a. bulkhead) around the perimeter of the 40-acre
uplands portion of ACUA’s regional wastewater treatment plant in Atlantic City.
The proposed seawall will be critical in protecting the entire treatment plant from
potential storm surges. The
project is designed to prevent flood waters from inundating the critical
infrastructure of the treatment plant, which could compromise the treatment
process and potentially cause harm to the surrounding environment.
The project has been submitted for funding through the
NJDEP’s Environmental Infrastructure Trust Funding Program and will cost
roughly $8.5 million.
The yellow outline shows the areas that would be guarded with a seawall.
The above image is an example of a completed seawall.
Seawall Site Plan. Click here to view larger.
The public hearing is
a requirement of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s
(NJDEP) Level 2 Environmental Review procedure. The notice of public hearing
was advertised in The Press of Atlantic City newspaper on February 16, 2017 in accordance
with the New Jersey Administrative Code Section 7:22-10.10.