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New Jersey Future Sends Letter to Governor Urging Him To Sign Stormwater Utility Legislation

February 27th, 2019 by

New Jersey Future Executive Director Peter Kasabach sent a letter to Governor Murphy Feb. 26, urging him to sign A2694/S1073, legislation that would permit local government entities to establish stormwater utilities. These entities would be responsible for maintenance and upgrades to the infrastructure that handles runoff from rainfall and snowmelt in New Jersey’s 565 municipalities. They would be able to levy fees, based on a property’s estimated contribution to the storwmater management system, that would be invested in system maintenance and upgrades.

In asking the governor to sign the bill, the letter cites the cost of needed upgrades to municipal stormwater systems, the increasing frequency and severity of rainstorms as a result of a changing climate, and the equity issues that surround the issue of stormwater management.

Read the full letter below.

 

New Jersey Future letter urging governor to sign a2694 s1073 from New Jersey Future

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