Construction of upgrades and improvements to the Gunnell Oval Recreational Complex, located at the intersection of Schuyler Avenue and Camman Drive, at a cost of $23,666,666.00, were financed by the New Jersey Water Bank (NJWB). The NJWB is a State Revolving Fund program jointly administered by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust (Trust) and uses a combination of funds provided by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the DEP, and the Trust to provide very low interest loans to borrowers for environmental infrastructure projects.
This project will provide water quality benefits through the construction of improved stormwater management controls to mitigate the impact of flooding in connection with the tidal influence of the Kearny Marsh ecosystem for all residents and businesses in the neighboring residential and commercial areas. The proposed stormwater management controls include the direct collection of runoff through the artificial turf underdrain system, establishing on-site detention systems, the construction of two water quality devices in compliance with NJDEP regulations, and improved discharge capabilities through the construction of a new stormwater outfall.
State Revolving Fund programs around the nation provide states and communities the resources necessary to maintain and improve the infrastructure protecting our valuable water resources nationwide.