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New Model Ordinance Will Help Reduce Polluted Runoff in New Jersey

Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

Sustainable Jersey’s new model ordinance will help New Jersey communities manage stormwater that pollutes local waterways and contributes to costly urban flooding.

Eleven Great One Water Ideas From the Jersey Water Works Membership Meeting

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

At the Jersey Water Works membership meeting, participants were asked to discuss current or anticipated projects that embody the concept of One Water. Here are some of the best ideas.

One Water Awards Nominations Open, Partnership Expands

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

The Jersey Water Works awards program recognizes sustainable solutions to the state’s water challenges and welcomes two additional sponsoring organizations.

Exploring Green Infrastructure Options for Your Project? These Tools Can Help.

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

An overview of several tools that allow developers and local officials to understand how various green infrastructure practices can fit into a development project, and what the impact would be of development on stormwater infrastructure.

Water Infrastructure a Major Topic at Budget Hearing for DEP

Thursday, April 26th, 2018

Department of Environmental Protection Acting Commissioner Catherine McCabe responds to questions on water infrastructure, asset management, and lead in school drinking water during the Assembly Budget Committee’s hearing.

Bayonne Water Guardians, Kearny AWAKE and Harrison TIDE Champion Green Initiatives

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

New Jersey Future has been working with Municipal Action Teams in three cities to educate residents on environmental issues and to help implement green infrastructure practices that will reduce combined-sewer overflows by keeping stormwater out of sewer systems.

How Do We Pay for New Jersey’s Aging Stormwater Infrastructure?

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

A session at the New Jersey Future Redevelopment Forum examined how stormwater utilities work in other states, what their benefits are, why New Jersey may want to consider authorizing them, and where the state is in that process.

Survey: New Jersey Residents Name Clean Drinking Water as Top Environmental Priority

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

A New Jersey Future/Jersey Water Works survey shows that New Jersey residents rate clean drinking water as their top environmental priority, and support investments in upgrading the state’s water systems.

Drinking Water Infrastructure Report Calls for Investment, Transparency

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

The Joint Legislative Task Force on Drinking Water Infrastructure’s report recommends significant investment in upgrading water systems, as well as requirements for asset management and reporting.

Water Conference Urges Action From New Jersey’s New Administration

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

More than 300 people from across the water sector attended Jersey Water Works’ third annual conference, focused on priorities for the incoming Murphy administration.

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