Please take notice that due to concerns about the Corona virus COVID-19, the Cumberland County Utilities Authority meetings scheduled on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 4:30 pm will continue to be conducted electronically.  To protect the community and honor social distancing guidelines the public will not be permitted to physically attend the meetings, but will have access to the agendas on our website  These meetings are in compliance with the open Public Meeting Act.

To join the meetings from your computer, tablet, or smart phone:

Meeting ID: 392 792 3824
Password: 12345

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        +1 646 558 8656 US (New York).
        +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)

Meeting ID: 392 792 3824
Password: 12345

One tap mobile:

+16465588656,,3927923824#,,,,0#,,12345# US (New York)

The ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to dominate many aspects of our daily lives.  The uncertainty and misinformation surrounding a national emergency like this can cause fear and panic to take over.  In order to keep a sense of calm and normalcy it is important to know that those around us are taking the necessary steps to protect all of those around us.  The Cumberland County Utilities Authority Treatment plant and pump stations are an essential operation that must continue to operate to continue to the meet the needs of our community.  It is for that reason that the C.C.U.A. has taken certain steps in order to continue providing essential operations required at our treatment plant and pump stations while keeping in mind the safety of our community and our employees. 

The C.C.U.A. has closed all buildings and grounds except to employees of the C.C.U.A.  All of the C.C.U.A. public meetings will all be conducted electronically until further notice.  Please continue to check our website to get updates and to get the access information to the meetings. All vendors must check in through our closed lobby for any and all deliveries or any other needed vendor issues.  No one is permitted into the buildings or onto the grounds unless cleared and authorized by the C.C.U.A administration. 

In closing, the C.C.U.A. wishes you well and hopes all to stay healthy.  Together we will get through this. 

Stay Safe,

G. Steven Errickson, Executive Director, the Commissioners and Staff

Keeping Wipes Out of the Pipes!

This video reminds the public of “best practices” when it comes to wipes. Please don’t flush wipes and instead to put them into the trash. Please follow the link to view.

Providing Sewer Treatment – Since 1898

The upgraded Cumberland County Utilities Authority Wastewater Treatment Plant has served as a sewage treatment center for over 100 years.

Just before the turn of the century, in 1898, Bridgeton installed a holding tank close to the river at what is now 333 Water Street. Collection pipes were added to serve the growing Atlantic Street residential community nearby. Prior to this time, cesspools had been the only type of sewage treatment in the city.

In 1927, Bridgeton built its first secondary treatment plant on the site. This consisted of a small pumping station, a primary settling tank, called an Imhoff Tank and a fixed nozzle trickling filter. Solids collected periodically from the tank were put back on the surrounding farmlands as fertilizer. The system had a capacity of 400,000 gallons per day of waste and serviced the city on the western side of the Cohansey River by gravity flow. In 1930, a collection system and pumping station on the east side of the Cohansey River were constructed to accommodate growing commerical and residential development. read more