Homeland Security to Investigate Attacks on City
Sarah, Posted: November 18, 2011
WEST MILFORD, NJ — Homeland Security agents and township utilities staff today are reviewing more than 15 apparent attacks on local water and sewage facilities since summer that, in some instances, shut down water service and caused sewage overflows into the street, according to the system’s staff.
The saboteurs have shut off power to water systems, opened valves meant to be kept shut and thrown a plank of wood into a sewage filtration system, according to Kelly Love, administrator for the township’s Municipal Utility Authority, which serves around 20 percent of residents.
MUA staff will meet with agents from the Department of Homeland Security on Friday to discuss the incidents, said Love. The sabotage, which began in July, has caused residents in at least 60 homes to lose water pressure three times and resulted in numerous sewage spills, said Eric Williams, owner of Jersey Environmental Solutions, which has maintained the system since summer.
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