Work Begins Monday to Repair Pipe Leak at Wastewater Pump Station

Work Begins Monday to Repair Pipe Leak at Wastewater Pump Station

The Cape May County Municipal Utilities Authority.

On the evening of Aug. 10, Cape May County Municipal Utilities Authority operations personnel discovered a leak in a pipe on the discharge side of a pump located within the confines of the pump station building at 32nd Street and West Avenue in Ocean City.

They were able to implement temporary measures to better control the leak, but due to the condition of this section of pipe, it will need to be completely replaced immediately, according to a city news release.

Temporary pumps and hoses will be located near existing CMCMUA infrastructure with work starting on Monday, Aug. 15. This arrangement will limit pedestrian walkways on the east side of West Avenue in front of the pump station.

It will also be necessary to set up traffic diversions and block parking in areas on the northbound side of West Avenue between 31st and 32nd streets. All necessary safety precautions will be implemented.

The temporary measures will be in place for an undetermined amount of time while a replacement pipe is fabricated.

The 32nd Street pump station receives wastewater generated from residences and businesses located in the northern portion of Ocean City. From the 32nd Street pump station, wastewater is conveyed in a force main pipe underneath West Avenue to the CMCMUA’s Wastewater Treatment Facility located at 45th Street.

For any questions or concerns, contact the Municipal Utilities Authority at (609) 846-3528 or