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Water Infrastructure

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. 

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. 

Build streets for everyone with this new model policy

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

NJDOT’s new model complete and green streets policy and guide provides practical guidance for municipalities, counties, and agencies to improve roads and the overall landscape.

Proposed stormwater rule change means green infrastructure training for municipal engineers

Monday, June 24th, 2019

Six months after proposing significant amendments to New Jersey’s stormwater management rules NJAC 7:8), the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) is working diligently on responses to public comments.

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