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Water and Sewer

Bolstering the Water Workforce with Innovative Programs

Friday, June 12th, 2020

In New Jersey, as the coronavirus threatens public health in the state with the second-highest number of cases and deaths, the water sector has to work even harder to ensure that services continue unimpeded, while also managing the issues of lead in drinking water, combined sewer overflows, and aging infrastructure in general.

Newark’s Lead Service Line Replacement Program is a Model for the Nation

Friday, June 12th, 2020

The City of Newark, New Jersey, has been replacing lead service lines at a rate of about 90 per day. On May 6, 2020 the City announced that it had replaced 10,000 LSLs, putting the City well on its way to replace all its LSLs within 24 to 36 months of its start date on March 13, 2019. 

New Jersey Future, New Jersey Builders Association release updated Developers Green Infrastructure Guide

Friday, June 5th, 2020

New Jersey Future, in partnership with the New Jersey Builders Association, released the Developers Green Infrastructure Guide 2.0. The guide, specifically designed for the real estate sector including developers, builders, and their professional teams of engineers, landscape architects, planners, and architects, features detailed information and guidance on New Jersey’s amended stormwater rules. 

It’s Official: NJDEP Amends State Stormwater Rules to Require Green Infrastructure

Wednesday, March 11th, 2020

In a welcome and important step forward, long-awaited amendments to New Jersey’s stormwater management rules were published in the March 2, 2020 New Jersey Register. The new rule amendments, which take full effect March 2, 2021, require the use of green infrastructure.

It’s Official: NJDEP’s Stormwater Rule Changes Published in the New Jersey Register

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

On March 2, important changes to the state’s stormwater management rules (NJAC 7:8) were published in the New Jersey Register.

Climate-Ready CSO Solutions Forum

Thursday, February 20th, 2020

New Jersey Communities Discuss Climate Change Impact on Multi-Billion Dollar Sewer Improvement Plans.

Free event! Learn how CSO plans can address climate change

Thursday, December 12th, 2019

Learn how municipalities can factor climate change in their combined sewer overflow (CSO) long term control plans at a free event on January 28, 2020.

Where are the lead service lines in New Jersey?

Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

New Jersey, along with states across the country, is confronting a public health threat: lead in drinking water. The primary source is lead service lines (LSLs), hose-sized pipes containing some amount of lead that connect water mains under the streets to buildings. But which communities are most at risk?

Fight flooding and pollution with the updated Green Infrastructure Municipal Toolkit

Thursday, September 5th, 2019

The award-winning Green Infrastructure Municipal Toolkit is perfect for community leaders who want to manage stormwater sustainably, reduce localized flooding, and improve water quality.

Green infrastructure resource wins national award

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019

New Jersey Future’s Green Infrastructure Municipal Toolkit has been honored with an Excellence in Communications Award from the National Association of Flood and Stormwater Management Agencies (NAFSMA). This award celebrates outstanding communications projects that inform the public about flood awareness, pollution prevention, and environmental protection. 

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