Middlesex Water Co. celebrates $70M treatment facility upgrades

Dawn Furnas//October 18, 2022

Middlesex Water Co. celebrates $70M treatment facility upgrades

Dawn Furnas//October 18, 2022

Local officials, project partners and employees recently dedicated Middlesex Water Co.’s new ozone treatment facility in Edison, the company announced Oct. 17.  

The celebration marked part of a $70 million project that began in 2019 and was completed in 2021. 

Middlesex Water Co.'s new ozone facility in Edison
Project team members cut the ribbon on Middlesex Water Co.’s new ozone facility in Edison. From left: Middlesex Water team members Ning Tong and Michael Barnes; John Cannon and Rolando Acosta, representing Northeast Remsco; Chris Andreasen and Robert Fullagar of Middlesex Water; and Russell Ford and Josh Hutson of Jacobs Consulting. – MIDDLESEX WATER CO.

The work, which included other upgrades to the company’s largest water treatment plant, replaced sodium hypochlorite with ozone as the primary disinfectant in the water treatment process. Those changes will also help ensure compliance with drinking water regulations and help eliminate disinfection by-products that can form in the system more easily when chlorine is used as the primary disinfectant, the company explained. 

Additionally, the project upgraded electric generation back-ups to help ensure continued service during power loss. 

During the ceremony, Middlesex Water Chairman, President and CEO Dennis Doll; Commissioner Mary-Anna Holden of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities; and Assemblyman Robert Karabinchak, D-18th District, emphasized the company’s commitment to water quality and public health. 

The ozone treatment facility was dedicated to Middlesex Water Vice President of Enterprise Engineering G. Christian Andreasen, a 40-year employee. Andreasen commended the team for completing this major project during a global pandemic while also facing supply chain challenges. 

Northeast Remsco Construction served as general contractor and Jacobs Engineering Group was consulting engineer on the upgrades.