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The Past & Future of Bayonne’s Water & Wastewater

Veolia Water has been selected to operate the Bayonne water and wastewater systems through a unique public-private partnership with the Bayonne Municipal Utilities Authority (BMUA) and United Water's joint venture partner Kohlberg Kravis Roberts. The BMUA will continue to own the water and wastewater infrastructure assets and will set rates throughout the life of the partnership. Over the 40-year duration of the contract, $107 million in capital will be invested in the water system and $130 million of debt will be retired. The BMUA will continue to own the water and wastewater infrastructure assets and will be responsible for setting rates.

In addition to retiring the debt, $14.5 million over the next three (3) years will be used to embark on a capital improvement program bringing needed upgrades to the aging systems.

Following the capital improvement program, United Water will invest $2.5 million annually to maintain and upgrade the systems. Maintenance and system upgrades are essential to ensuring the high quality of service that residents expect from these systems.

Some additional improvements include new meters for every home in Bayonne. The installation of new meters will increase the reliability of readings as well as create a modern monitoring system. No longer will residents have to wait for a meter reader to come into their homes, providing convenience for working families and added security for the City's Senior Citizens.

As part of the agreement, the BMUA will be able to nearly double its customer service capacity rendering improved services for residents and property owners.