Recognitions
2014 AWARDS

In 2014, The South Monmouth Regional Sewerage Authority received the 2014 Governor's Environmental Excellence Award for the Innovative Technology Category. This award is presented to a nominee that demonstrates the use or deployment of a new or alternative method, procedure, process, system or facility, which results in greater environmental protection than other technologies in current practice or comparable results at lower costs in terms of energy, natural resources or environmental impacts.  To access Press Release.

The South Monmouth Regional Sewerage Authority (SMRSA) operates 11 sewage pump stations in Monmouth County. Its station in Sea Girt suffered repeat damage and outages due to storm flooding. In 2010, a project team designed a mobile enclosure to make the station more resilient to future storms. The mobile facility consists of two rooms: one for an emergency generator and one for electrical equipment. During storms the mobile facility is moved to higher ground while an expendable portable generator and transfer switch power the station. Once the storm subsides, the mobile facility is moved back in place and hooked up to the pump station. The mobile system minimizes damage, reduces plant down time, and lessens the potential of sewer overflows. SMRSA estimated $1.5 million dollars in savings since 2010 because there was no substantial damage to the Sea Girt station during Hurricane Irene and Superstorm Sandy. The design was deemed a best management practice by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

2013 AWARDS

In 2013, The Association of Environmental Association presented a WAVE Award to the South Monmouth Regional Sewerage Authority. After Sandy, Lake Como breached its banks, hitting two SMRSA pumping stations, inundating houses and businesses, and taking out sanitary sewer service to the towns of Spring Lake and Lake Como. Making matters worse, a Nor'easter was bearing down. SMRSA responded by designing, building and installing an emergency pumping station in just three days. Pumping water from the lake into the Atlantic, the station helped SMRSA restore sewer service, lower the waters of Lake Como and associated flooding in the community, and it provided on-going stormwater protection. The pump station remains in operation today.

2012 AWARDS

In 2012, the South Monmouth Regional Sewerage Authority earned two Wave Awards. The first, "Energy Savers Award" for its recently commissioned Co-generation System uses biogas, a by-product of anaerobic digestion.  The system currently saves $270,000 annually in electricity as well as another $33,600 in annual natural gas savings. The Second Award won was in the “Forward Thinking” category for the redesign of a pump station located in a flood-prone area in Sea Girt.  The station is designed such that crucial equipment, which potentially could be damaged by floodwater, can be removed when a flood event is predicted.  This design enables SMRSA to avoid potential costly equipment loss while maintaining pumping capacity during flooding conditions.

2010 AWARDS

In 2010, the Department of Labor and Workforce Development presented an award of merit to the Authority for working 80,360 hours without a lost time injury.

2009 AWARDS

In 2009, recognizing the importance and value of employee health/safety and the significant component of workers compensation to its overall insurance expense, the Authority continues to stress employee safety and implemented numerous innovative practices and policies. As a result, the SMRSA earned an award for achievement in the prevention of occupational injuries by the State of New Jersey - Department of Workforce Development and was publicly recognized for the third consecutive year at the Governor's Annual Occupational Safety & Health Awards program.

2009 AWARDS

Also in 2009, in recognition of SMRSA's efforts of adhering to strict comprehensive health and safety programs, the Authority was notified of its acceptance into the New Jersey Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP). Receiving the award was a confirmation from the regulatory community that SMRSA was a proactive health and safety employer taking all appropriate actions necessary to insure the continued safety and health of staff.  The SMRSA received public acknowledgement from several officials, including former Governor Jon S. Corzine. The SMRSA also obtained recognition from the Commissioners of Labor and Workforce Development and Health and Senior Services at an awards ceremony and received a plaque acknowledging the SHARP status.

2002 AWARDS

In 2002, the Monmouth County Water Resources Association, (a County Environmental Organization), awarded SMRSA the Joseph C. Irwin Good Citizen Award for Exemplary Effort Demonstrating Civic Responsibility and Good Citizenship for our environmental efforts.

2001 AWARDS

In 2001, the SMRSA was recognized as a lead agency in the State of New Jersey for abating pollution and was cited by the United States Environmental Protection Agency as being the best Operated and Maintained Facility in its Region II.