March 2018
Photo of the Month
Photo:  No, you're not looking at a toxic spill - t he Plumber's Local Union 130 dyes the Chicago River green to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.
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

2018 Work Plan to be Released Next Week

Jersey Water Works' four implementation 
committees  met individually 
to establish a work plan for realizing 
Our Shared Goals  in 2018.

It's not too late to join a committee.  Click here to become a JWW member
Questions? Contact  Brian Caycho , (609)-393-0008 x106
New Membership Milestone

We're  400  Supporting  Members  Strong!

Take a look at the diverse organizations and individuals  who embrace the common purpose of transforming New Jersey's inadequate water infrastructure .

Member Highlights

The City of Camden is a 2018 Spotlight Award winner for its SMART Initiative (Stormwater Management and Resource Training), which trains local residents to build rain gardens to reduce city flooding. The Spotlight Award highlights cities and counties that address local social determinants of health through home-grown solutions.

New Jersey American Water is promoting Fix a Leak Week, part of the EPA's national campaign to raise awareness about water that may be wasted inadvertently within homes. The company has produced an infographic including tips on finding and fixing leaks.

Dawn Zimmer, former mayor of the City of Hoboken, is one of 250 bipartisan elected leaders to sign the Flood-Ready Infrastructure Statement of Principles , a statement prioritizing infrastructure decisions that will, among other things, improve resiliency requirements for buildings and infrastructure systems.

In the spring 2018 edition of the organization's Wellspring magazine, the Stony Brook Millstone-Watershed Association promotes a smart water infrastructure agenda and says investment is a bold action required by Gov. Murphy. The publication also features an article on how stormwater utilities would benefit the state.

Chris Obropta and Rosana DaSilva of Rutgers Cooperative Extension Water Resource Program, both Jersey Water Works supporting members, delivered the keynote address at the Urban Green Infrastructure Summit in Portland, Oregon. The goal of the summit was to create new collaborative networks, identify research and education priorities, and share existing resources.

The South Monmouth Regional Sewerage Authority (SMSRA) recently completed a pump station replacement that is being funded with approximately $2.8 million in loans from the New Jersey Water Bank.
"This project is an example of our dedication to serve our customers with State-of-the-art, innovative equipment, protect the environment, and minimize the cost of doing so." - Ryan Krause, executive director, SMSRA

New Resources 

MS4 Stormwater Permitting Guide (National Association of Clean Water Agencies)
This guide tackles timely and relevant stormwater issues such as permit terms, the Maximum Extent Practical standard versus water-quality standards, water quality trading in the context of stormwater, post-construction needs, and more.

This case study features Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority's augmented approach to support its combined sewer Long-Term Control Plan. 

A Guide to Assessing Green Infrastructure Costs and Benefits for Flood Reduction (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
This guide lays out a six-step watershed-based approach for documenting the costs of flooding and calculating the long-term benefits and costs of a green infrastructure approach to flood reduction.
Funding Opportunities

American Water Environmental Grant Program
Deadline: March 26 --  Maximum grant amount: $10,000
This grant  offers funding for innovative, community-based environmental projects that improve, restore or protect the watersheds, surface water and groundwater supplies in local communities.

Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Peer Learning Cohort Grant
Deadline: March 26 --  Maximum grant amount: $10,000
This grant supports  participation in the Peer Learning Cohort and may be awarded to urban, community-based environmental justice, watershed and/or public health organizations. 

Environmental Education Local Grants Program 
Deadline: April 11 --  Maximum grant amount: $100,000
This grant supports locally-focused environmental education projects that increase public awareness of and knowledge about environmental and conservation issues and provide the skills that participants need to make informed decisions and take responsible actions toward the environment. 

Stewardship Grant Program
Deadline: April 23 -- 
Maximum grant amounts: $10,000 and $30,000
The New Jersey Urban & Community Forestry program is accepting applications for its two grant categories: resiliency planning and reforestation and tree planting. An informational webinar will take place on March 23.

Upcoming Events

March 29: Webinar: Water Loss & Performance Metrics presented by Center for Neighborhood Technology

April 4: New Jersey Environmental Justice and Climate Summit presented by Center for American Progress and the New Jersey Environmental Justice Alliance

April 15-21: Water Week

April 22: Earth Day Festival presented by Atlantic County Utilities Authority

April 26: Webinar: Financing Water Infrastructure presented by Center for Neighborhood Technology

April 28:  32nd Annual Conference presented by Clean Water Action

Save the Dates

July 10-12: One Water Summit
Oct. 10: Imagine a Day Without Water
Water Infrastructure in the News

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