The funding includes $776m to upgrade and protect facilities from storms and flooding such as the one which occurred during superstorm Sandy.

Christie said: "Through this legislation, more than 280 projects will be authorized for low-interest loans and no-interest financing that will make infrastructure throughout New Jersey more storm-resilient, enhance and protect the state’s water quality, and create jobs and advance economic development."

The Middlesex County Utilities Authority will secure about $185m of funding to restore Sayreville and Edison pump stations and take required steps to protect them from flooding in the future.

The financing will also fund upgrades to the authority’s wastewater treatment facility.

About $78m will be provided to the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission for repairs and upgrades to infrastructure.

The Bayshore Regional Sewerage Authority in Union Beach will secure over $72m for ongoing restoration and resiliency projects.

More than $33m will be used to build a sea wall and enhance the resiliency of the Atlantic County Utilities Authority treatment facility in Atlantic City.

About $16m will be used to construct wet weather pumping stations and up to $30m in additional funds are allocated for storm water and green infrastructure to address flooding in Hoboken.