The Atlantic County Utilities Authority (ACUA) will be holding a special meeting today, Tuesday, September 13 2022, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The meeting will be held at ACUA GEO Building, 6700 Delilah Road, in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey.

The purpose of the meeting will be to interview consultants, who will be hired to assist the ACUA with the search process to fill certain executive positions.

Atlantic County Utilities Authority
Atlantic County Utilities Authority

The ACUA mission is:

The Atlantic County Utilities Authority is responsible for enhancing the quality of life through the protection of waters and lands from pollution by providing waste management services. The Authority is an environmental leader and will continue to use new technologies, innovations and employee ideas to provide the highest quality and most cost effective environmental services.

In the late 1960s, the wastewater management systems in Atlantic County were fragmented and outdated, with more than 20 small, inferior sewage treatment plants.

It took until 1969 for the Atlantic County Board of Chosen Freeholders to adopt what was then known as the Atlantic County Sewage Authority, the predecessor of the ACUA.

Both State and Federal funding was secured to develop a more comprehensive and modern approach.

Following a period of feasibility studies, a regional wastewater treatment facility was constructed in Atlantic City, beginning on October 23, 1975. It took until September 18, 1978, for the facility to actually begin its operations.

The entity expanded into solid waste in June 1981 when the agency formally became the Atlantic County Utilities Authority.

By 1990, the ACUA became nationally recognized for its systems to recycle, compost, and dispose of solid waste on a 360-acre site, known as Howard "Fritz" Haneman Environmental Park, located in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey.

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By 2000, the ACUA began to landfill municipal trash. They took into consideration their proximity to the Atlantic City International Airport and have taken great care to do things responsibly ... including the establishment of a bird management program.

The ACUA continues to earn a national reputation for its entry into wind energy, by implementing large wind turbines, which have withstood the test of time and scrutiny.

The public may attend the meeting via Zoom.

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