June 2018
Photo of the Month
Photo: An advisory at the entrance to the L Street beach in Belmar warns residents against bathing in the river water because of excessive bacteria. (Photo: Russ Zimmer / Asbury Park Press)

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.

DeAngelo proposes oversight commission for Trenton Water Works (The Trentonian) Water main break shuts down route 17 in Carlstadt (RLS Media)

 Jersey Water Works Updates

Water You Doing July 19? Come to the JWW Membership Meeting!

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. All are welcome to attend the annual  JWW Membership Meeting  on  Thursday, July 19, at the Robert Wood Johnson Conference Center in Hamilton

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This year's focus is One Water, the belief that all water, regardless of source or use, has value and should be managed as one cycle looking across economic, social, and ecosystem needs to deliver multiple benefits.

Tackling Lead in Water at Child Care Facilities

The Environmental Defense Fund released a new report, Putting children first: Tackling lead in water at child care facilities, highlighting the critical need for testing and remediating lead in drinking water.

The report provides recommendations for key decision makers including National Science Foundation International, US EPA, and water utilities and the families they serve.
Advancing One Water Through Arts and Culture

The report catalogues m ore than 30 real-world examples of effective projects and  artistic collaborations, complete with in-depth case studies.
Summit Tackles Flooding, Combined Sewer Overflows

The Camden Environmental Summit, hosted by the Camden Collaborative Initiative, featured  conversations on the need for water infrastructure upgrades, flood mitigation, and green infrastructure. Commitments included the elimination of CSOs by 2020.

" Every community deserves access to a clean and safe water supply. We must invest in updating our aging water infrastructure to improve our communities and add high-skilled, high-wage jobs ," said U.S. Rep. Donald Norcross, who attended the summit.
Stakeholders Discuss Water Affordability at Workshop

The  Water Center at Penn  hosted a workshop on water affordability. Stakeholders from as far away as Michigan came to discuss the successes and challenges of ratepayer assistance programs. Read highlights from the workshop  here . Presentations from the event can be found  here .

Member Highlights

Congratulations to Catherine R. McCabe, who on June 19 was sworn in as commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection!

Sustainable Jersey
recently released its 2018 Sustainable State of the State Report
. Read about water sustainability on pages 20 and 21.

To promote passage of the Clean Stormwater and Flood Reduction Act and to authorize stormwater utilities, this opinion piece for the Asbury Park Press by New Jersey League of Conservation Voters and New Jersey Future discusses how stormwater utilities can help address runoff pollution.

The Town of Kearny's environmental group, AWAKE, planted trees on Vet's Field as the group's first green infrastructure project.
Trenton Water Works is performing preventive maintenance of its water-system infrastructure to ensure high  water quality and reliability and performance of valve equipment.

The Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission has educated more than 300,000 students through visits to more than 1,300 schools as part of its educational outreach program.

The Passaic Valley Water Commission announced details about its 2018 Fishing Program.

UU FaithAction of New Jersey recently released its policy position on remediating lead in drinking water.
Call for Nominations

New Jersey One Water Awards
Recognizing water infrastructure projects and programs which exemplify the 'One Water' concept: the belief that all water - drinking, storm, and waste - has value that can be unlocked through integrated, inclusive, and innovative management. Applications due September 30. Learn more and apply here .

Excellence in Water Resources Protection and Planning Award
Recognizing outstanding examples of water resources projects in New Jersey which exemplify American Water Resources Association-NJ's mission of exceptional water resources management, planning and protection. Applications due July 20. Learn more and apply here .

Top Stormwater and Erosion Control Projects
Recognizing remarkable and innovative stormwater and erosion control projects across the country. Applications due August 1. Learn more and apply here.

Job Opportunities

Policy Associate  (New Jersey Future)

Communications Director (NY/NJ Baykeeper)
Funding Opportunities

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

Next deadline: August 3
Funds available: $2 million

Next deadline: August 31
Funds available: $10 million
Upcoming Events

July 10-12: One Water Summit in Minneapolis, Minnesota
July 19: Jersey Water Works Membership Meeting  in Hamilton

Save the Dates

Dec. 7: 2018 Jersey Water Works Annual Conference
Water Infrastructure in the News

New Jersey:
Why your sewer bill is higher, but water is the same (Montclair Local)
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