Working for Smart Growth:
More Livable Places and Open Spaces

 

Urban Water Infrastructure

New Jersey’s cities face a multi-billion-dollar price-tag to fix combined sewer systems that dump over 7 billion gallons of raw sewage into our waterways every year. The cost of not fixing them will be even higher.

Green Infrastructure Resources

Rain garden in Jersey City

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Street trees in Camden 

  Green roof in Hoboken
Resource Libraries:

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United States Environmental Protection Agency

Green Infrastructure

Resources including the basics of green infrastructure, tools, case studies, and a library of additional resources.

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New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

Green Infrastructure in New Jersey 

Resources for green infrastructure for home owners, businesses, municipalities and counties, educators, and a list of completed projects.

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Rutgers Water Resources Program

Rutgers Cooperative Extension Water Resources Program – Stormwater Management Resources

In addition to a number of stormwater management resources, the Rutgers Water Resources Program has published the following green infrastructure feasibility studies for combined sewer system communities: City of CamdenCity of TrentonCity of NewarkCity of Paterson.

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Highlighted Combined Sewer Overflow City and Utility Documents:

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Publications:

  • Permeable Pavements Ebook (American Society of Civil Engineers) Permeable Pavements is a comprehensive resource for the proper design, construction, and maintenance of permeable pavement systems that provide a transportation surface and a best management practice for stormwater and urban runoff.
  • Living Roofs in Integrated Urban Water Systems (Daniel Roehr and Elizabeth Fassman-Beck) This book offers tools to plan and design living roofs, in the context of effectively mitigating storm water. Quantitative tools for engineering calculations and qualitative discussion of potential influences and interactions of the design team and assembly elements are addressed

Photos Courtesy of: Bijiou Properties, Sustainable Jersey City, Camden SMART

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