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RVRSA Gravity Main Break off West Main Street  in Town of Boonton

On Sunday, July 24, 2016 a sink hole was reported in the Santa Land Park located off West Main Street in the Town of Boonton.  RVRSA personnel responded immediately and found that a piece of pipe, approximately 18-inches in diameter was missing from the crown of the 54-inch sewer main that runs through the Santa Land Park.  The sink hole was approximately 15-feet deep and 10-feet in diameter.  The RVRSA 54-inch gravity main is located approximately 15 – 20 feet below the ground.  The Department of Environmental Protection was notified to report the break in the sewer gravity main. No one was injured and no wastewater was discharged to the environment.

The site of the sink hole was immediately secured by RVRSA personnel to ensure public safety.  In addition, RVRSA personnel, Kleinfelder, RVRSA construction engineer, Tomar Construction subcontractor, the Town of Boonton Mayor, Water Department Superintendent, Police and Morris County Engineering representative all met on site on Sunday to assess the damage and begin the process of planning and coordinating the repair of the gravity main while protecting the Township of Boonton and Town of Boonton (partial) water service.

It is anticipated that a temporary repair of the 54-inch sewer main will take approximately two to three weeks. Once the temporary repair to the pipe is made, the sink hole will be filled back to ground level.  Emergency by-pass pumps have been installed and will remain on-site until the final repair is complete.

Daily updates of the progress of the work to restore this section of pipe are being provided to the Mayor of the Town of Boonton and to the Commissioners of the RVRSA.  These updates will also be available on the RVRSA website. 

As of July 29, 2016, work performed includes: Stabilization of the Town of Boonton water service adjacent to the sink hole, trenching installed to stabilize the sink hole, emergency by pass pumping and piping installed and temporary fencing has been installed for public safety.

Sink Hole Photos (Updated Aug. 1st, 2016)

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October 10, 2015

Click here to read about Monroe Street Pump Station Ground Breaking

September 2011

The fury of Hurricane Irene
The wrath of raging waters in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene washes away and destroys the twin sixteen inches diameter barrels that once crossed Rockaway River at the foot of Harrison Street in the Town of Boonton. Read more
Click here to view Town of Boonton Existing Sewer Drainage
Click here to view Rockaway River 1961 Alignment and Today
Click here to view Old JC Sewer Rockaway River Crossing
Click here to view the original Rockaway River Alignment, circa 1970

June 2011

More Work Ahead on Sewage Project
Daily Record - June 11, 2011
A sewage pipe relining project that began in early May and spilled a million gallons of waste into Monroe Street homes is still underway, said Edward Ho, executive director of the Rockaway Valley Regional Sewerage Authority. Read more

Sewage Floods Boonton Homes
Daily Record - May 21, 2011
Three families were displaced as cleaning crews mopped up a stinky mess at their Monroe Street homes after massive pumps draining raw sewage failed Wednesday night, filling the yards and basements with several feet of waste early Thursday. Read more

Sewerage Authority Offering Some Help
Neighbor News - May 13, 2011
The residents of Monroe Street returned before Boonton's Board of Aldermen with more questions and concerns about the recent construction project being constructed on the road. Read more



Appreciation is given to the following employees for their dedication of service to the RVRSA:

  • Natalie Pisarcik receives appreciation for her 15 years of service to the RVRSA in December 2014.
  • John Brodmerkel receives appreciation for his 20 years of service to the RVRSA in December 2014.
  • Dave Constantine receives appreciation for his 20 years of service to the RVRSA in December of 2012.
  • Dwayne Storey receives appreciation for his 20 years of service to the RVRSA in December of 2012.
  • Warren Thunell receives appreciation for his 20 years of service to the RVRSA in December of 2012.
  • Maria Brush receives appreciation for her 20 years of service to the RVRSA in December of 2010.
  • Jim Maxson receives long time and valued employee appreciation for his 15 years of service to the RVRSA in December of 2010.
  • Donald Trammo receives acknowledgement for his 20 years of service to the RVRSA in December of 2010.
  • Scott Trimmer is appreciated for his 20 years of service to the RVRSA in December of 2008.
  • Jerry Flood is acknowledged for his 20 years of service to the RVRSA in December of 2008.

We congratulate the achievements of the following employees:

  • Daniel McNamara - on his obtaining S-1 and C-1 licenses in November 2014.
  • Robert Mcmanus - on his promotion to Operator in March 2013.
  • Ray Ricciardi – obtaining S2 and C2 in May 2013, as well as S1 and C1 in July 2011.
  • Scott Trimmer - obtaining C2 Public Collection System License in December 2011.
  • B. K. Sandy Thai – successfully received recognition as Certified Municipal Finance Officer in December, 2004; obtaining accreditation as Qualified Purchasing Agent in March 2009 and Registered Public Purchasing Specialist in March 2004.
  • Natalie Pisarcik – obtaining S2 in December 2001, N2 in April 2008 and C3 in April 2010. In addition to be certified by the State of New Jersey as a Volunteer Firefighter I for the Town of Boonton.
  • Malgorzata Wachowiak – obtaining S1 in April 2005.
  • Dave Constantine – obtaining S2 in August 2003 and C3 in November 2009
  • Eric Leahy – obtaining S1 in 2001 and C2 licensing in December of 2003. In addition to be certified by the State of N.J. as Volunteer Firefighter II for the Borough of Hopatcong, and holder of CDL Class B.
  • Warren Thunell – obtaining S2 in November 1999 and C1.


RVRSA Job Opening – 2018

Payroll & Benefits/Purchasing Assistant/Assistant to CFO/QPA - Full Time

The Rockaway Valley Regional Sewerage Authority (RVRSA) located in Morris County is seeking an individual to fill the position of full time Payroll & Benefits/Purchasing Assistant/Assistant to CFO/QPA. The RVRSA is a wastewater treatment facility that serves 10 Morris County communities and operates/maintains one 12 mgd wastewater facility and 16 miles of gravity sewer. This position requires at a minimum a High School Diploma or equivalent, college degree in accounting or related field preferred. Public sector experience in finance, New Jersey local public contract regulations, bidding procedures, payroll, and benefits experience a must. Must also have working knowledge and ability using Microsoft Excel and Word programs and using Edmunds finance software. Must have a New Jersey driver's license. RVRSA is an equal opportunity employer.

Send resume with salary requirements to:

Please see Payroll & Benefits/Purchasing Assistant/Assistant to CFO job description located on the RVRSA web site at under Announcements heading.

Payroll & Benefits/Purchasing Assistant/Assistant to CFO/QPA