The Atlantic City Municipal Utilities Authority (ACMUA) came into existence on September 14, 1978 by action of the Board of Commissioners of the City of Atlantic City, who created it under the provisions of the New Jersey Municipal and County Utilities Law. On Jan 22, 1980, the ACMUA acquired the Atlantic City Water Utility and assumed operation and maintenance of the system.
ACMUA provides drinking water for Atlantic City which is located on Absecon Island in Atlantic County. The Atlantic County Department of Regional Planning and Economic Development identifies the size of Atlantic City as 15.7 square miles (10,066 acres).
The Authority's main facilities include:
- Two surface water reservoirs (Kuehnle Pond Dam and Doughty Pond Dam) with a combined capacity of approximately 500 million gallons
- Twelve wells with depths ranging from 200 to 675 feet
- Three water towers with a combined capacity of more than 9 million gallons
- The Pleasantville Water Treatment Plant
- Over 150 miles of water transmission lines
- Administrative Office/Maintenance Garage located at 401 N. Virginia Ave., Atlantic City, N.J.
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