$959K For Wayne Sewer Improvements Approved In U.S. House Funding Bill

WAYNE, NJ — Wayne Township could get close to $960,000 in federal appropriations to help protect residents from flooding , officials said. 

At the most recent Township Council meeting, Mayor Chris Vergano said the $959,752 would support improvements to help the Mountain View pump station manage stormwater.

Vergano said this the amount that the township applied for last year, and thanked Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill for including it in her Community Project Funding (CPF) requests. 

Democratic Rep. Sherrill – who represents part of Wayne and other North Jersey towns in the state’s 11th District – submitted 15 total projects to the House Appropriations Committee for Fiscal Year 2024. The appropriations bill has passed the U.S. House, and now heads to the Senate. 

Funding would include replacement of three sewer pumps and related infrastructure improvements at the facility, which will better protect residents in case of flooding, said officials.

The facility treats 13.5 million gallons of wastewater per day, according to the township. 

The recently-redrawn 11th district includes part of Wayne and the Passaic County communities of Little Falls, Totowa, and Woodland Park as well as communities in Essex and Morris counties.

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