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New Jersey Future and other Jersey Water Works Members Call for Federal Funding for Water Infrastructure

Wednesday, February 10th, 2021

New Jersey Future joined 56 Jersey Water Works members calling for federal investment in our water infrastructure in a letter sent to New Jersey’s congressional delegation. 

Want to Get Ahead of Flooding? Use NJF’s New Tool, the Enhanced Model Stormwater Ordinance

Tuesday, February 9th, 2021

Municipal leaders should use New Jersey Future’s new tool to update their town’s stormwater ordinance as soon as possible to increase green infrastructure and reduce flood risk. 

Stuck with Stormwater Issues? See Expert Solutions to Fight Flooding and Pollution in the Updated Municipal Toolkit

Tuesday, November 10th, 2020

Green infrastructure can make your town a healthier, cleaner, and safer place to live by reducing flood risk, returning clean water to the ground, cleaning and cooling the air, and aiding in pedestrian safety. Learn more in the updated Municipal Toolkit.

Stormwater Utilities—Peeling Back the Onion

Monday, November 9th, 2020

How much do municipalities and counties currently spend on stormwater infrastructure, and how receptive are they to this new concept? A new New Jersey Department of Community Affairs survey aims to find out.

New Jersey Future Launches the New Jersey Stormwater Utilities Resource Center

Friday, September 4th, 2020

The New Jersey Stormwater Utilities Resource Center  is a one-stop-shop, housing technical legal and financial information, case studies, and helpful guidance on stormwater solutions, community process, and public engagement.

What’s in your water? A new dashboard will help you find out.

Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

In December of 2020, Jersey Water Works will launch an online data dashboard to tell the story of New Jersey’s water and sewer systems. This web-based dashboard is being designed for a wide variety of users and will provide a range of metrics that is easy to understand.

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.

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