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New Jersey Future, Association of Environmental Authorities Support S1073

Contact: Chris Sturm  (csturmatnjfuturedotorg)  , Managing Director, Policy and Water, 609-393-0008 ext. 114
Peggy Gallos  (pgallosataeanjdotorg)  , Executive Director, Association of Environmental Authorities of New Jersey, 609-584-1877
  
New Jersey Future, Association of Environmental Authorities Support S1073 Allowing Municipalities, Counties, and Certain Authorities to Create Stormwater Utilities

 

Trenton, May 10, 2018–New Jersey Future and the Association of Environmental Authorities of New Jersey support Senate Bill 1073, which would allow municipalities, counties, and certain utilities to create stormwater utilities, and have released the following statements:

“New Jersey’s stormwater management systems are crumbling, and the health of our residents and our businesses are at stake. It is time for New Jersey to join the 40 states across the country that have authorized stormwater utilities to generate the revenue needed to undertake these costly repairs. Now is the time for New Jersey to give its communities the same opportunity to take action,” said New Jersey Future managing director of policy and water Chris Sturm.

“Effectively managing stormwater, like treating wastewater, promotes public health and a cleaner environment. This bill will help New Jersey do that,” said Peggy Gallos, executive director of the Association of Environmental Authorities.

Read New Jersey Future’s full testimony.

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Founded in 1987, New Jersey Future is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that promotes sensible growth, redevelopment and infrastructure investments to foster vibrant cities and towns, protect natural lands and waterways, enhance transportation choices, provide access to safe, affordable and aging-friendly neighborhoods and fuel a strong economy. The organization does this through original research, innovative policy development, coalition-building, advocacy, and hands-on technical assistance. New Jersey Future serves as the backbone staff for the Jersey Water Works collaborative.

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