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Delivery Method

DBFOM All Private Finance
# of Projects: 1
100% of the Results

Background informationProject Created: November 1, 2010

Project Name: Haworth (NJ) Water Treatment Upgrade
Year in Operation: 2009
Sector: Water & Waste
Subsector: Water, Other Technology Project
Status: In Operation
Type: Substantial Alteration of Existing Facility
Description: The project's major scope of work elements include the design and construction of a new ozone system, dissolved air flotation (DAF), chlorine contact tanks, and new residuals handling processes that result in 100% efficiency in the use of water taken from the nearby Oradell reservoir and converted into safe drinking water. Each day, the water plant pumps up to 188 million gallons of water through nearly 2000 miles of water mains. The plant is the largest in the US to use high-rate dissolved air flotation (DAF) for sedimentation clarification.
Delivery Method as described in the country where it's located: Design Build
Is the project still active: Yes
Comments: DBIA 2010 award winner.

Project Locations

City: Haworth
State: New Jersey
Country: United States of America

Address: 200 Lakeshore Drive
City: Haworth
State: New Jersey
Country: United States of America

Address: 200 Lakeshore Drive, Haworth, New Jersey 07641
City: Haworth
State: New Jersey
Country: United States of America

Souces of Project Support (Non-monetary)

Checkbox Checked Land: United Water New Jersey owns the entire plant property and operates the treatment plant.
Checkbox Checked Revenue Stream (Cash Flow) Protected Through Long Term Commitment(s) of Public Sponsor(s): This is a water concession previously given. Relies on long term commitment to take water.
Checkbox Checked Environmental Clearance: The project involved obtaining permits demonstrating that no facilities were in environmentally sensitive areas. A storm water detention basin was constructed to minimize impacts from storm water runoff.

Souces of Project Support (Monetary)

Checkbox Checked

From Public (Government) Sources to Producers: The project was funded by United Water, one of the nation's leading water and wastewater service providers. United water was able to receive an approved rate increase of $5.76 per month from residential customers in April 2009 to help cover the $100 million investment.

Checkbox Checked

From Private Capital Markets Directly to Producers as Debt: United Water borrowed the money from local banks to pay the contractor as work was completed. The principal on these loans, together with interest paid to the bank, will be recovered by United Water over a number of years through the approved rate increase.

Project Delivery & Finance Method

Project Delivery:
All Public Finance. Public Sponsor contracts for initial design, and separately contracts for initial construction. Public Owner operates and maintains the resulting facility.
Is there an independent checking engineer? No
Project Finance Method: All By Private Sponsor

Procurement Approach

Project Component
Based Selection
Request for
Request for
for Bids

Term for Key Components & Forms of Contract

Project Component
Combined Term: Initial Design, Construction, O&M Period

Project Value (If and As Known)

Date of Estimated Project Value: November 1, 2010
Project Value
Hard Cost
Hard & Soft Costs
< $200 Million US
< $200 Million US


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