|Township of North Brunswick
20 Year Concession Contract
Customer Billing and Collection
10 MGD Surface Water Treatment Facility and Water Distribution System
Wastewater Collection System
Many mid-sized American cities are facing the constant challenge of providing quality municipal services with decreasing federal and state funding and without raising taxes. In 1985, the Township of North Brunswick turned to US Water to provide quality water services at affordable prices. A series of annual contracts with US Water solved the water quality complaints, but in 1995 the Township began investigating ways to rectify fiscal problems.
In 1995 legislation was passed which allowed the Township of North Brunswick and US Water to join in a long-term public/private partnership for providing the Townships wastewater. Under terms of the laws, the New Jersey Water Supply Public-Private Contracting Act and Wastewater Treatment Public-Private Contracting Act, a private firm may make capital expenditures on behalf of a public entity, and provide a range of services including operation, maintenance, administration, financing, design of facility improvements, and construction.
Financial Benefits$6 million up-front concession $24 million in annual payments $23.2 million to defease Towns utility debt 33% reduction of overall North Brunswick debt Continued control over assets and rates Overall benefit to tax-payer of $45 million
As a result of US Waters new partnership with North Brunswick, US Water was able to help solve the Townships fiscal problems of maintaining a high level of water quality and service. Under the agreement, the financial benefits North Brunswick received included the concession contract to meet the Townships financial and operational needs. In addition to core services, US Water also provides billing, fee collection and customer service, and major tasks such as water meter change-out program, infiltration/inflow reduction program, and industrial user charge program.
Paul Keller, Business Administrator
710 Hermann Road
PO Box 182
North Brunswick, NJ 08902