Upper Wallkill Wastewater Facility

Location of Upper Wallkill Pollution Control Facility
3500 Route 94
Hardyston, NJ 07419

Hours: Monday – Friday 7am – 4pm

(Mailing address: 34 South Route 94, Lafayette, NJ 07848)

WASTEWATER SUPERINTENDENT TIMOTHY PHILLIPS
973-827-8880
F: 973-827-6867

The Upper Wallkill Facilities commenced operation in the spring of 1984.  This facility accommodates the wastewater treatment needs of Franklin Borough, Hamburg Borough, and Sussex Borough and provides wastewater treatment and disposal service to portions of Vernon Township, Hardyston Township, Wantage Township and Sparta Township.  The Upper Wallkill Plant is an advanced secondary treatment facility, which has a permitted discharge of 3 million gallons per day (GPD).  In 2010, construction of a 265,000 gpd MBR expansion/upgrade was completed to accommodate the wastewater treatment needs of the Vernon Town Center and Mountain Creek Development.

Since its inception, over 25 years ago, the Upper Wallkill Valley Water Pollution Control Facilities, as it is formally known, has treated and discharged over 10 billion gallons of treated wastewater while consistently meeting all NJPDES Permit requirements.  The Upper Wallkill Facility, in addition to accepting wastewater from the communities listed above, also treats all Sussex County septic waste (septage) and other Sussex County wastewater treatment plants’ sludge.  

CONNECTION FEES FOR THE WASTEWATER PLANTS MUST BE APPROVED THROUGH THE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY BEFORE PAYMENT TO THE SCMUA

(SEE RATE SCHEDULE FOR PER EDU CONNECTION FEES) 

Sussex County Wastewater Management Plan

WasteWater Districts and Franchise Areas(MAP)


Checklist of items needed for new connections to the Upper Wallkill or Paulinskill Facilities:

  • Check with Local Municipality to see if your property is in “Sewer Service Area” and allocation is available
  • Pay Local Municipal Connection Fee
  • Pay Regional Connection Fee to SCMUA (See Rate Schedule I.F.1.)
  • Obtain CO for connection to the system

Paulinskill Wastewater Facility

To help resolve wastewater issues regarding individual subsurface sewage disposal systems in Branchville Borough, SCMUA designed and constructed a 170,000 gpd membrane bioreactor treatment plant with ultraviolet disinfection and discharge to groundwater.  The Paulinskill Facility discharge meets NJDEP Class II-A groundwater recharge standards.  The treatment plant was commissioned in 2017, is located on Route 206 in Frankford, and provides service to Branchville Borough (144,000 gpd allocation) and Frankford Township (26,000 gpd allocation).  The project also includes an SCMUA regional pumping station on Mill Street in Branchville, and a regional force main conveyance pipe.  As part of this project, the Selective Insurance Company package treatment plant discharge was abandoned.  The project was funded through the United States Department of Agriculture – Rural Development Program (USDA-RD) grants and loans. Stephen Furtkevic is the Licensed Operator for the Paulinskill Plant.

Hampton Commons Facility

The Hampton Commons Wastewater Treatment Facility was constructed in 1987 to serve the 300 unit Hampton Commons Development in Hampton Township. This 50,000 GPD facility continuously meets all NJPDES Permit requirements. In 2005, Sewer Service was extended, in accordance with the approved Wastewater Management Plan, to serve Hampton Lowe’s Center. Tim Phillips is the Licensed Operator for the Hampton Commons Treatment Facility.