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Water and Sewer

Plan Released for Third Round of Federal Sandy Funds

Friday, December 19th, 2014

The plan directs the third round of federal Sandy relief funds toward housing needs and for implementation of two of the winning Rebuild By Design resiliency projects.

New Jersey Lags Behind in Some Key Real Estate Trends

Friday, December 12th, 2014

New Jersey is well positioned to take advantage of some emerging real-estate trends outlined in a new report, but risks its competitiveness by lagging in others.

Opinion: We Can’t Afford the Price We Pay for Cheap Water

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

The cost of our drinking water is too low to cover the cost of upgrading the pipes and systems that deliver it to us.

Water Infrastructure Funds: An Opportunity To Make Communities More Resilient

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

The New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust’s plan for its revolving funds must be improved if the funds are to enhance resilience to extreme weather.

Creating a Model for Statewide, Nationwide Innovation

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Lynn Broaddus of The Johnson Foundation at Wingspread discusses how New Jersey can become a model for communities nationally in addressing its water systems, in the final installment of Inspiring Solutions.

Innovative Initiatives Can Lead the Way

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Anthony Perno from Cooper’s Ferry Partnership explains how a lot of small projects by residents and community groups have made a large impact in addressing Camden’s water woes.

Time To Make Some Noise

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

NY/NJ Baykeeper Debbie Mans makes the case that green infrastructure can help address CSO problems while providing recreational access to our parks and waterways, in this next installment from Inspiring Solutions.

Stormwater Utilities: A Tool for Managing Rainwater Runoff

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

A new report examines the need for stormwater utilities, how they are structured in other states, and how New Jersey communities could take advantage of them.

Energy Resiliency Bank Proposal: Right Concept, but Needs Detail To Protect Against Flooding

Monday, September 15th, 2014

New Jersey Future strongly supports the proposed Energy Resiliency Bank, but recommends the current guide include more specifics if it is to meet its intended goals.

Report: Prompt Action Is Needed for Best-Practices Upgrade of New Jersey’s Urban Water Infrastructure

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

The report from a May convening stresses the need for prompt action on best-practices upgrades to New Jersey’s urban water systems.

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