This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
Stocks Under $10 with 50-100% upside potential - 14 days FREE!

Antiquated Polluting Plant Turned Into “Wonderful Story”

Stocks in this article: AWK

In 2008, when New Jersey American Water acquired the Pottersville Sewage Treatment Plant in Pottersville, there were a lot of words such as antiquated and polluting, to describe the facility. Compliant, as in with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection regulations, was not one of them. The company took over the plant from its former owners as part of an administrative consent order issued by the DEP. Based on the extensive $3 million rebuild completed by the company, the DEP lifted its consent order, saying that all its terms had been met. Today, the plant can be called compliant and much, much more.

  • The United State Fish and Wildlife calls it “a great example of how a corporate landowner can take the initiative.”
  • The New Jersey Audubon Association calls it a demonstration of commitment to restoring New Jersey’s habitat.
  • The DEP gave the new plant its Environmental Quality Award for outstanding work to enhance the quality of the environment in New Jersey, and going “beyond compliance.”
  • The New Jersey Business & Industry Association called the company’s effort “a wonderful story that deserves to be told.”

The new Pottersville plant includes: Two new ultraviolet disinfection units; a disk filtration system to improve waste removal; a trash trap to prevent treatment upsets; new aerators to improve microbial treatment; a new post-aeration tank; a new generator for improved reliability during power outages; removal of invasive vegetation around the plant, allowing the soils at the site to be exposed to the sun for the first time in years; and the planting more than 600 native plant species at the site by employee volunteers and staff from NJ Audubon and USF&W.

“The combination of our acquisition and reconstruction of a failed waste water system, and our habitat restoration program is an environmental success story,” said Suzanne Chiavari, vice president of Engineering at New Jersey American Water. “It’s another positive example of where we make a difference, in New Jersey.”

1 of 2

Select the service that is right for you!

Action Alerts PLUS
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
  • Weekly roundups
TheStreet Quant Ratings
Try it NOW
Only $49.95/yr

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
  • Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Stocks Under $10
Try it NOW

David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
  • Weekly roundups
Dividend Stock Advisor
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
  • Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Real Money Pro
Try it NOW

All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.

Product Features:
  • Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
  • Intraday commentary & news
  • Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Options Profits
Try it NOW

Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • 100+ monthly options trading ideas
  • Actionable options commentary & news
  • Real-time trading community
  • Options TV
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!


DOW 17,890.30 +85.50 0.48%
S&P 500 2,072.51 +1.86 0.09%
NASDAQ 4,773.9560 +8.5760 0.18%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from

  • Mortgage
  • Credit Cards
  • Auto

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs