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Water Woes on Willow Way Reach Fifth Month

Officials having trouble reaching stable pH needed to advance remediation

Five months in, the water woes, route: {:controller=>"articles", :action=>"show", :id=>"water-woes-continue-on-willow-way"} --> on Willow Way continued Monday as the Manasquan Borough Council debated what steps to take next, if any, to end the on the north end of town ever since the borough's

Ron Jacobson September 19, 2012 at 10:12 PM
The problem with the water on Willow Way and other places rests squarely on the town Council and Mayor, their belief that they had enough technical experience in purchasing process plant design and construction to purchase a design and management based on a technical presentation. Their fault wasn’t in not knowing, it was in not knowing they didn’t know. Look at their life experience, you judge. Our engineer has little experience in process design and now the new plant has been experiencing numerous problems for over 5 months. Unconscionable! Sea Girt chose a design firm based on a proven track record, instead of “good to work with” and, they have had no problems with the new plant. It went on line very smoothly this year, everything works and the water quality in town is perfect. That same firm presented a proposal to Manasquan but was rejected; their proposal was lower in price than the engineer chosen. Five months is too long to hear excuses from the engineer. Passing blame must stop. A principal of the design firm/construction manager (the same firm) said at a public meeting that the responsibility of design and construction was all theirs. It is way past time to change horses. Get a firm that understands process plants to complete the project and back charge the design/management firm for their ineptitude. The best water quality engineers in the nation are available locally. The people have suffered enough and have paid way too much.
Penn Cross September 20, 2012 at 05:06 PM
Eye opening. Thanks for the information Mr. Jacobson. I truly feel bad for the residents of Willow Way.
Carol Wilkins Kirkman September 21, 2012 at 02:24 AM
Thanks so much for your insite and information listed in your comment Mr Jacobson. I just hope that more people in Manasquan will take an interest in this ongoing problem that the taxpaying residents in the Northwest section of town have been "burdened with" for the past five months, only to experience "no resolution in site". I am one of those residents who have a home on Willow Way! The situation has been a "nightmare" for all of us. Carol Wilkins Kirkman

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