The Pinelands Protection Act appears to have been effective at steering growth within its jurisdiction, but we must remain vigilant to ensure that the area’s overall growth doesn’t degrade critical natural resources.
Water and Sewer
A new report looks at the regulatory and legislative barriers to widespread adoption of green infrastructure for stormwater management in New Jersey.
The billions needed to upgrade New Jersey’s infrastructure will climb even higher in wake of Hurricane Sandy.
The rescheduled American Planning Association-New Jersey Chapter conference offers several opportunities to learn about initiatives and policies that can help encourage wise development in the Garden State.
The Jersey Shore is one of the state’s most treasured assets: people live there, vacation there, and work there, and the region is a significant driver of New Jersey’s economic growth. But we must rebuild it in different ways in order for it to survive severe weather events such as Hurricane Sandy. Here are just some of the critical questions that must be addressed at all levels if we’re going to make the Shore a more resilient, more sustainable place.
The process that will lead to adoption of the State Strategic Plan is moving forward once again, with a final public hearing now scheduled.
Updated Sewer Service Area maps have been filed with the DEP from all 21 New Jersey counties, representing a milestone in providing guidance for responsible development in the state.
Somerset County’s Future Wastewater Service Area maps have now been posted for public notice, making it the third county to do so. Four other counties have submitted maps that should be posted soon, and 11 more counties are expected to submit maps by a July 15, 2012, deadline.
Ocean is the second county to near adoption of an updated sewer service area under the 2008 Water Quality Management Plan rule. Its proposed Future Wastewater Service Area map was posted May 21.
Camden is the first county to near adoption of an updated sewer service area under the 2008 Water Quality Management Plan rule. Its proposed Future Wastewater Service Area map was posted April 16.