Publicly owned clean water and solid waste utilities provide service to approximately 8 million New Jerseyans
Sandy: A Year Ago
In the last year, AEA member clean water utilities affected by Sandy have worked hard to recover. Twelve members surveyed recently told us they have submitted 153 project worksheets to FEMA, requesting approximately $190 million in relief. AEA on behalf of its affected members continues to work with the Governor's Office of Recovery and Rebuilding on Sandy-related issues, and we are part of an on-going dialogue with the Department of Environmental Protection about improving resilience.
The following excerpts from emails provides some snapshots into AEA and Sandy:
Email, Oct. 28, 2012, 7:06 p.m.
Dear AEA Members,
Karen and I are wishing you and your staff the best of luck in what may be some difficult days to come. If there is any way we can assist you by passing requests to fellow members, please let us know.
Association of Environmental Authorities
Email, Oct. 30, 2012, 2 p.m.
The pictures we are seeing from NJ look pretty bad. I hope that you and your families came through safely. The other damage can always be repaired.
John C. Hall
Email, Oct. 30, 2012, 6:36 p.m.
The Jersey Shore may never be the same. However all in all, we are holding our own…. This morning we had 90% of our service area without service. We are now approximately 60%. Hope to be at 75-80 by morning. The balance may take a week or more. Asset management and emergency planning have really paid off… Thank God the plan is holding together!
South Monmouth RSA
Table of Contents From AEA E-News, Nov. 6, 2012, 11:11 a.m.
List of Facilities Accepting Trucked in Wastewater
ROIC Private Sector Desk
Daily Briefing Call
Critical Fuel Needs
List of Generators Urgently Needed
FEMA Fuel Distribution Sites
AEA Holds Daily Call for its Members
Vendor List Being Created
Email Announcement to Members, Nov. 11, 2012, 11:13 a.m.
The AEA Executive Committee decided to postpone (to a date yet to be determined) the annual meeting that was to have taken place in Atlantic City next week so that AEA members can devote all of their attention to the task of recovering from the storm, Sandy. More information will be provided as it becomes available. The AEA Executive Committee, its Board, and the staff hope that our members and their families the best as we all cope with this unprecedented event.
Email, Nov. 14, 2012, 7:24 a.m.
Good Morning Peggy,
I would be glad to show you around the facility next week. Long Branch was one of the hardest hit facilities. We lost everything in the basements of our facility; ie, pumps, motors, compressors, electrical systems, etc. Plus we were nearing completion of an 11 million dollar plant modification project at the time the storm hit and lost most of the new equipment that was installed. Wear boots!
Long Branch Sewerage Authority
Email Workshop Announcement, Sent out Nov. 15, 2012, 10:14 a.m.
AEA is sponsoring a FREE Sandy Response and Recovery Workshop in Edison for regular and municipal members this coming Tuesday, Nov....9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The agenda is still being finalized. It will include representatives from NJEIT, and the utilities authorities Joint Insurance Fund (JIF). Topics covered will include an overview of damage in NJ, insurance issues, the FEMA and mitigation funding processes, and NJEIT funding. Information about response and recovery services offered by AEA associate members will be made available at the seminar.
This workshop will be the first in a series of response workshops.
Email Workshop Announcement, Sent out Dec. 17, 8:24 a.m.
Attend a FREE Electrical System Safety Seminar on Wed., Dec. 19 from 9 to 1 to:
Hear from industry specialists about the primary concerns about equipment exposed to flooding.
Get help assessing need for repairs and replacement and maintaining a safe electrical environment.
Email, Feb. 11, 2013, 9:22 a.m.
Congratulations on the award!... The following will appear on award plaque, dinner invite and dinner program. Can you review it for me and offer any comments?
Special Recognition Award, Association of Environmental Authorities (AEA)
For...leadership ...in providing critical communications and logistical support to environmental authorities in New Jersey in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
Robert Molzahn, President
Water Resources Association of the Delaware