As Vice President of the Atlantic County Utilities Authority
(ACUA) Wastewater Division, Joseph C. Pantalone oversees the 40 million
gallon-per-day wastewater treatment plant in Atlantic City, NJ, and regional
collection system that serves approximately 225,000 residents of Atlantic
Since joining ACUA in 2013, Pantalone has concentrated
his leadership efforts on the improvement and sustainability of the wastewater treatment
plant, collection system and its employees. He has implemented a revitalization
plan to ensure the replacement of essential equipment and infrastructure as
well as the general maintenance and organization of the facility, which is
visited by thousands of travelers annually. He has also overseen the
development of several resiliency projects that will protect the crucial
facility during a flood or severe storm.
With an eye to the future, Pantalone looks to further
improve ACUA’s environmental impact by partnering with the local community in beneficial
wastewater reuse projects and capturing the heat generated from biosolids
incineration for electricity.
Pantalone previously served as the Public Engineering
Department Head/Human Resources Director for more than 20 years at Adams,
Rehmann and Heggan (ARH) Associates, a civil engineering and planning firm
serving both municipal and county governments in Hammonton, NJ. In this
position, Pantalone was involved in numerous water and wastewater projects
throughout South Jersey totaling more than $145 million dollars in
Prior to joining Adams Rehmann and Heggan, Pantalone
served as the Executive Director of the Hamilton Township Municipal Utilities
Authority in Mays Landing, NJ, from 1981 through 1988.
Pantalone currently serves on the Association of Environmental Authorities (AEA) Legislative Committee, the Atlantic County Economic Advisory Committee and the Atlantic County Groundwater Advisory Committee. He has served on the Hammonton Chamber of Commerce for more than 20 years, including three years as its president, and is a recipient of the Chamber’s outstanding service to the community award. He is also a former member of Atlantic County’s Solid Waste Advisory Council.
Pantalone is a graduate of James Madison University in
Harrisonburg, VA, where he received a Bachelor of Science in
Psychology/Sociology and a Master of Arts in Personnel Administration. He
resides in Hammonton, NJ.