Shared service will help towns comply with DEP wastewater rules

TINTON FALLS, NJ – The Board of Chosen Freeholders will put shovels in the ground to start construction of the county’s first fully automated truck wash facility. The ground-breaking ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 19, at the Monmouth County Reclamation Center.

This truck wash facility will help the county, municipalities and businesses that frequent the Reclamation Center comply with new wastewater guidelines that forbids the discharge of pollutants from vehicle and equipment washing into the municipal storm water system or groundwater.

Truck washes are the latest in a long list of shared services the county provides to help municipalities save taxpayer dollars. Others shared services include 911 dispatching for police and fire, offering schools and municipalities the use of county bid specifications without having to go out to bid themselves, and allowing towns to use county equipment and maintenance services.