The emphasis at the Jersey Water Works membership meeting was on collaboration to accomplish the work, and on treating water wholistically as a resource, in all its forms.
Water and Sewer
The communities of Byram, Hammonton and Newton have been selected as pilot towns for New Jersey Future’s Mainstreaming Green Infrastructure project.
In its second series of workshops, New Jersey Future brought together design professionals working in the Highlands and Pinelands regions to expand their understanding of green infrastructure.
A delegation from Jersey Water Works will represent New Jersey at the national One Water Summit in Atlanta.
Gloucester City, Jersey City, and Perth Amboy will receive technical assistance and engineering support services to design innovative, financeable projects that reduce combined sewer outflows (CSOs) while also making neighborhoods and downtowns better places to live, work, and invest.
A special roundtable discussion at Redevelopment Forum 2016 focused on the opportunities green bonds present to fund resiliency efforts and water-infrastructure upgrades in New Jersey.
New Jersey Future recently hosted two workshops for municipal leaders in the Highlands and Pinelands, to introduce them to the benefits and opportunities presented by green infrastructure.
National Infrastructure Week is May 16 thru 23, and offers a good reminder of the importance of investing in infrastructure: It benefits the community, and the economy, and the costs of not investing can be far higher.
The cross-sector collaborative will focus on optimizing current water system operations and engaging affected communities in water-infrastructure investment decisions.
Forum panelists discuss how green infrastructure offers social and economic benefits as well as the benefits of managing stormwater before it enters a community’s drainage system.