Press Release September 2, 2021
Due to Tropical Storm Ida, on the morning of September 2, 2021, the Rockaway Valley Regional Sewerage Authority (RVRSA) processed 45-million gallons of Wastewater at its Treatment Plant located on Greenbank Road in Parsippany Troy Hills. This is four times the typical daily average flow from the facility. During the height of the storm, Plant Operators observed a small amount of wastewater composed largely of storm water, flowing up from the ground next to RVRSA’s Pretreatment Building. Due to its location, this discharge is not impacting the Jersey City Reservoir or any residents of Parsippany Troy Hills.
Member Towns and Customers of the RVRSA have not experienced any service interruptions as a result of this event and wastewater continues to be highly treated and discharged into the Rockaway River. The Department of Environmental Protection was notified and RVRSA immediately took action to repair the pipe damaged by Tropical Storm Ida.