• 1100 Koelle Boulevard, Secaucus, NJ 07094
  • 201.330.2089

Our Mission

Secaucus Municipal Utility Authority Mission and Responsibilities

Preserving and Protecting the Environment

The Secaucus Municipal Utilities Authority is responsible for processing all of the wastewater generated within the Township of Secaucus. The Authority owns and operates seven (7) pumping stations that vary in capacity from approximately 30,000 gallons per day to over 2,000,000 gallons per day.

Additionally, the Authority maintains approximately 10 miles of collection system piping. This collection system is maintained by the Authority and preventative maintenance is routinely performed. The Authority also assists the Department of Public Works with the storm water system. The wastewater treatment facility, located at 1100 Koelle Boulevard, currently processes 3,150,000 gallons per day. 

This facility is an advanced secondary (Level III) treatment facility, with stringent discharge limitations that are met prior to final discharge into Mill Creek {a tributary of the Hackensack River}. There has not been a violation of these New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection imposed limits since the facility upgrade was completed in 1991. The facilities are manned 24 hours per day, seven days per week, including holidays.


  • 2020 Since 1/1/10 the SMUA has worked 393,633 hours w/out a time loss accident - Download Letter
  • 2019 State of New Jersey Governors Safety Award: 351,754 hours worked without a time loss accident, from 1/1/2010 to 12/31/2018.

  • 2015 State of New Jersey Governors Safety Award: 190,310 hours worked without a time loss accident.

  • 2016 State of New Jersey Governors Safety Award: 270,077 hours worked without a time loss accident.

  • 2017 State of New Jersey Governors Safety Award: 311,203 hours worked without a time loss accident.

  • 2015 NACWA (National Association of Clean Water Agencies) Platinum Award for 16 consecutive years of compliance with the NJDEP facility discharge permit.

  • 2016 NACWA Platinum Award for 17 consecutive years of compliance with the NJDEP facility discharge permit.  

  • 2017 NACWA Platinum Award for 18 consecutive years of compliance with the NJDEP facility discharge permit.  

  • 2018 NACWA Platinum Award for 19 consecutive years of compliance with the NJDEP facility discharge permit.  

  • 2019 NACWA Platinum Award for 20 consecutive years of compliance with the NJDEP facility discharge permit. 

  • National Association of Clean Water Agencies; Peak Performance Award: 1999-2012 (13 consecutive years).

  • Water Environment Federation; Burke Safety Award: 1994.

  • United States Environmental Protection Agency; Operation & Maintenance Excellence Award: 2004.

  • New Jersey Utilities Authority Joint Insurance Fund; Safety Excellence Award: 1997-2017 (20 consecutive years).

  • New Jersey Department of Labor; Citation of Merit Award: 2002, 2006.

  • New Jersey Department of Labor; Award of Merit: 2005, 2008, 2009.

  • 2012 NJ Industrial Safety Committee (NJDOL) Award for Zero Time Loss Accidents