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Long Hill Township, New Jersey – Sale Of Wastewater System

Hawkins served as special counsel to Long Hill Township in connection with the sale of the Township’s sewer system to New Jersey American Water. Hawkins prepared the procurement documents and drafted and negotiated the agreement of sale.  The agreement to purchase the sewer system was approved by voters in Long Hill Township by a two-to-one margin in a referendum held in November 2019. As part of the acquisition agreement, New Jersey American Water committed to invest more than $13 million in critical sewer system improvements in the first five years after the sale.  The proceeds from the sale will eliminate the Township’s debt, freeing up over $1 million in its annual budget.

Client Long Hill Township, New Jersey
Role Owner / Seller's Lead Counsel
Distinction Sale of Public Wastewater System to Private Water Utility
Contract Value $12.7 Million
Contract Counterparties New Jersey American Water Company, Inc.