May 2018
Photo of the Month
Photo: Backhoe falls into sinkhole while digging to repair a watermain in the City of Hackensack.
The Cost of Inaction
Often overlooked, our water infrastructure isn't noticed until something goes wrong. This section highlights the everyday consequences of not investing in New Jersey's water systems.


 Jersey Water Works Updates

Attend Our Mid-summer Membership Meeting, July 19

All are welcome to the annual  JWW Membership Meeting on  Thursday, July 19 , at the
Robert Wood Johnson Conference Center in Hamilton . Join members and those interested in becoming members to learn about the collaborative, hear from state leaders, and lend expertise to JWW committees and their work.

It's not too late to join a committee!  Click here to become a JWW member
Questions? Contact  Brian Caycho , (609)-393-0008 x106
Receive Statewide Recognition for Exemplifying 'One Water'

Call for nominations! Are you working on a project or program that addresses water issues in a holistic way? The New Jersey One Water Awards program  is now accepting nominations to recognize integrated, innovative, and collaborative efforts. Nominate a public, private, or nonprofit/academic entity today!

The 'One Water' approach believes that all water - drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater - has value that can be unlocked by implementing sustainable, inclusive, and integrated water resource management practices. Read about the previous winners.
Infrastructure Week in New Jersey a Success

From May 14-21, JWW members along with organizations and leaders across the country united around one message: The future won't wait. Neither can we. It's #TimeToBuild. 

Read how our members elevated the infrastructure conversation:
Member Highlights

The Watershed Institute (formerly the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association) is accepting workshop proposals for the NJ Watershed Conference. Proposals are due June 1 .

The Merchantville-Pennsauken Water Commission welcomes Merchantville Mayor Edward (Ted) Brennan as assistant secretary/ treasurer of the commission.

A partnership between the Borough of Bound Brook and New Jersey American Water will give kayak and canoe enthusiasts a new access point to the Raritan River.

Middlesex Water Company recently broke ground on a 42-inch diameter underground water transmission main. This $52 million project will mitigate risks associated with aging infrastructure.

The Association of Environmental Authorities is accepting abstracts for presentations for AEA training programs,workshops, and conferences. Abstracts are due June 30. More information here.

The Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions featured an article in its Spring 2018 Report by Assemblyman John F. McKeon on fixing New Jersey's aging water infrastructure (see pp. 4-5).

Xylem was selected as the 2018 Water Technology Company of the Year by the Global Water Awards program.

Congratulations to Michele Putnam, Jersey Water Works Steering Committee member, for being promoted to assistant commissioner of the Office of Water Resources Management Coordination at the state Department of Environmental Protection!

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued its first-ever loan from the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act program.

The Township of South Orange Village and its partners are being recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council of NJ for their planning strategy to address stormwater.

The City of Hoboken and its partners are being recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council of NJ for their Southwest Resiliency Park.

Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission (PVSC) has been recognized for strategic excellence in wastewater management by the New Jersey Water Environment Association.
NJ Delegation to Attend One Water Summit, July 10-12

Offering inspiring plenary sessions, skill-building institutes, interactive workshops, mobile tours, and unparalleled networking opportunities, the  One Water Summit July 10-12 in Minneapolis is not to be missed. Last year, the New Jersey delegation included 24 Jersey Water Works members. Read about their experience here .

Join the delegation today and receive a discounted registration by using the promo code DELEGATE! For more information about the conference and to register, please visit the One Water Summit website. For more information about the delegation, email Ed DiFiglia.

Special thanks to the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and the Utility and Transportation Contractors Association for supporting the New Jersey delegation.
Job Opportunities

Policy Associate  (New Jersey Future)
New Resources

The Jersey Water Works' member resources page includes a new informational graphic handout on the collaborative's mission, goals, and history.
Funding Opportunities

Next deadline: July 31
Funds available: $5.5 billion in credit

Next deadline: August 31
Funds available: $10 million
Jersey Water Works is a collaborative effort working to transform New Jersey's inadequate water infrastructure through sustainable, cost-effective solutions that provide communities with clean water and waterways; healthier, safer neighborhoods; local jobs; flood and climate resilience; and economic growth.
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Staff Contacts: 
Program Manager
New Jersey Future 
609-393-0008 x112 
Program Coordinator
New Jersey Future
609-393-0008 x106
Planning and Policy Associate
New Jersey Future
609-393-0008 x108
Community Outreach Coordinator
New Jersey Future