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New Jersey Future Joins National Infrastructure Week With Free Webinar May 14

April 21st, 2015 by

Webinar will highlight effective communications tools to build support for water infrastructure upgrades

Infrastructure Week logo smallNew Jersey Future has signed on as an affiliate of the Brookings Institution‘s third annual Infrastructure Week, May 11-15. Infrastructure Week is dedicated to bringing together stakeholders in Washington, D.C., and around the country to highlight the critical importance of investing in and modernizing America’s infrastructure systems, and the essential role infrastructure plays in our economy.

Of particular urgency in New Jersey’s cities is the need to upgrade the aging sewer systems, some of them with components more than 100 years old, that handle both stormwater and sewage. During heavy rains or snowmelts, these systems can become overwhelmed with stormwater volume, forcing overflows of raw sewage into nearby waterways, streets and sometimes even basements. The state Department of Environmental Protection has issued permits to operators of these sewage systems that require system operators to adopt and implement an upgrade plan that will result in lower numbers of overflow incidents.

To help water and sewer system operators communicate to key stakeholders the importance of investing to upgrade these systems, New Jersey Future has scheduled an informational webinar, Communicating Value to Consumers: Strategies for Water and Sewer Utilities, for Thursday, May 14. The webinar is free and open to anyone interested, but because space is limited, registration is required.

More information and registration for New Jersey Future’s webinar, Communicating Value to Consumers: Strategies for Water and Sewer Utilities

More information about Infrastructure Week

More information about New Jersey Future’s work on urban water infrastructure

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