Located beside the Forge Pond section of the Metedeconk River in Brick Township is the MUA's modern water treatment plant. The plant, which has been expanded and upgraded, is now capable of processing up to 16 million gallons of water a day. To monitor the quality of water and ensure the public's safety, the MUA operates an on-site, state certified, water quality testing laboratory, which has been operating continuously since 1975. As part of the water delivery sewage disposal operations, the authority controls and maintains more than 700 miles of pipes, five water storage tanks and 27 sewage stations.