WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06), Ranking Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, today announced an additional $2,473,024.95 in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funding to the Bayshore Regional Sewerage Authority (BRSA) to repair Superstorm Sandy damage to Blower Building Two.
“Sandy severely damaged critical components of infrastructure at BRSA, and this grant will help make necessary repairs still affecting the Bayshore’s sewerage system,” said Congressman Pallone. “I am pleased to see grant money continuing to come in to help BRSA with a full recovery from the storm, and I will continue to work to see that they receive the funds they need.”
BRSA serves Hazlet, Union Beach, Holmdel, Aberdeen, Keansburg, Keyport, Matawan and parts of Marlboro. BRSA suffered extensive flooding as a result of Sandy causing damages of about $20 million. This grant to BRSA is awarded in addition to three FEMA grants, totaling nearly $20 million, announced in 2013, to repair damage done to sewerage incinerators at the facility, the raw sewage main pump station and three surrounding facilities.
Congressman Pallone has visited BRSA to discuss the damage sustained during Sandy and the critical repair work necessary to repair this important infrastructure. Hurricane Sandy flooded the 24-acre facility with up to 3 feet of water, and the Authority lost electric power for seven days, phone service for two weeks and internet for three weeks.