$2 million in Montclair to repair water infrastructure


MONTCLAIR, NJ — Montclair will receive more than $2 million to complete “significant” updates to the township’s water and sewer system, Rep. Mikie Sherill (D-NJ-11) announced.

Sherill had supported the financing of projects in his neighborhood as part of the “Minibus” package voted last week.

The township will receive $2,056,000 “to fully rehabilitate and build resilience in Montclair, which has unacceptable levels of PFOS and perchlorates,” according to Sherill’s office.

Sherill has championed projects in the district.

“I was proud to vote for this legislative package that builds a stronger workforce, helps fight inflation and lowers the cost of living for New Jerseyans. This package also makes significant investments to build safer communities, support our veterans, fight climate change, protect our democracy, and fund the Gateway Tunnel Project to bring reliable, affordable rail to more New Jerseyans,” she said.

Township general counsel Peter Yacobellis expressed his gratitude in an email to Patch.

“We continue to make significant investments and upgrades to our water and sewer infrastructure in Montclair, to the tune of millions and millions of dollars,” he said. “This $2 million appropriation, through the work of our MP Mikie Sherrill, represents a direct savings for households in Montclair. To put it into perspective, this represents approximately 50% of the total funds we received from the plan. American Rescue Service.”

“Given the difficulty of our fiscal environment and the relentless list of infrastructure projects that we are or need to focus on, this is a big win for us,” Yacobellis continued. “I want to thank the congresswoman for leading the charge here and our entire congressional delegation for her support.”

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