July 2018
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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.

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 Jersey Water Works Updates

Attendees Focus on, Commit to 'One Water' at Annual Member Meeting

At the third annual member meeting, attendees received the latest updates from state leaders, including Debbie Mans, deputy commissioner of the NJ Department of Environmental Protection , and Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin, chairwoman of the Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee on how the Murphy administration and the Legislature are addressing water infrastructure .

Through roundtable discussions, breakout workshops, and hands-on activities, members and those interested in becoming members grew their understanding of the concept of One Water
, elevating exemplary projects across the state and committing to advance specific solutions in New Jersey.


Analysis: New Jersey Water Bank's Green Infrastructure Financing Program

New Jersey Future  released an analysis of the New Jersey Water Bank's green infrastructure financing program which the  JWW Asset Management and Finance committee  helped review. Read more here
Combined Sewer Overflow Long-Term Control Plan Submittals

All CSO permit holders met the state-mandated deadline for providing reports on the status of their efforts to comply with requirements to address their CSO systems. The DEP has posted all required reports on its website, and is inviting public comment. Read more here

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Michele Byers, executive director of New Jersey Conservation Foundation and member of JWW, explains the risk posed to water-treatment facilities by rising sea levels.


The City of Hoboken celebrated the 11th annual City of Water Day, a movement that brings waterfront communities together to appreciate and learn more about their waterways.


The Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission recently conducted a cleanup of the Great Falls area in Paterson. The PVSC River Restoration Program team members removed fallen trees, litter and other debris that had accumulated along the shores and in the rocks above the falls.

Congratulations to the Raritan Headwaters Association, which was recently honored with the Non-Profit Innovation Award by the Sustainable Raritan River Initiative for its stream monitoring program and data sharing.

Congratulations to Andy Kricun, executive director and chief engineer of the Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority and member of the JWW Steering Committee, who received the Government Engineer of the Year Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers New Jersey section.

Congratulations to Debbie Mans, deputy commissioner of the DEP and member of JWW, who was recently honored with the Leadership Award by the Sustainable Raritan River Initiative for her longtime leadership on numerous issues related to the Raritan Watershed.

Congratulations to the Association of Environmental Authorities, which was honored with Hamilton Township's Environmental Award for its work to improve Hamilton's local environment.

Congratulations to Lisa Plevin, member of JWW, on being appointed as executive director of the New Jersey Highlands Council.
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 .

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.


Environmental Achievement Award
Recognizing exceptional projects carried out by environmental commissions and groups. Applications are due by September 7. Learn more and apply here .
Funding Opportunities

Next deadline: August 3
Funds available: $2 million

Next deadline: August 31
Funds available: $10 million

Next deadline: February 4, 2019
Funds available: $1.2 million
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