Proactive Infrastructure Initiative Fixes Collections System

Cash-strapped community cleans up its collections system with a new approach to upgrades and maintenance.

Proactive Infrastructure Initiative Fixes Collections System

Sewer & Water Department workers Eddie Santiago (left) and Frank Rapisardi move a length of polyvinyl chloride pipe into place to replace a crushed drainage pipe while Frank Condo readies himself in the pit.

All utilities face challenges. Some challenges are a lot bigger.

Imagine for a moment being a 29-year-old professional engineer overseeing an ill-equipped and undermanned sewer department in the state’s poorest community, with nearly century-old sewer and water pipes needing...

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