June 2017
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Hot Off the Presses: Customizable Educational Signs on Combined-Sewer OutfallsPublished by a subcommittee of the Jersey Water Works Community Engagement Committee, the images can be used to educate the general public on combined-sewer overflows.

Members at Work

The NJEIFP released a new program catalog, Funding Water Infrastructure for New Jersey , that describes each of the funding packages offered in 2017, including eligibility criteria and the benefits and terms of the package.

Are you following along with #NJWater ?   The New Jersey delegation to the One Water Summit in New Orleans is sharing photos and information they're learning, live on Twitter through the event.

The  Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions released its spring 2017 newsletter  featuring articles on the impact of CSOs in New Jersey and options for the affected cities to reduce overflows and protect the health and safety of their communities.  

The  NJDEP will be holding three public hearings on the draft Water Supply Plan released in May. Comments made at these hearings and any comments sent to the Division of Water Supply and Geoscience by July 19 will be considered in the formal adoption of the draft plan.
Do you live, play or work in Passaic County? They want your feedback!  Passaic County is undertaking a study to identify opportunities to implement green infrastructure techniques to reduce the impacts of stormwater runoff. Help them to find areas of concern and opportunity by using this  interactive map and providing your input. Learn more about this project here .

Want to see your organization featured here?  Email Bri Riley with your updates.

 Jersey Water Works Updates

Agenda announced! The Jersey Water Works  Membership Meeting  will be on Tuesday, July 18, at the New Jersey City University Business School .  Join us as we brainstorm ways to make faster progress, celebrate the work of the collaborative and its members, and learn from national experts. Register today .

New JWW Finance Committee Report Upgrading Our Systems: A National Overview of State-Level Funding for Water InitiativesA review of programs around the country that help finance upgrades and expansions to water infrastructure offers important lessons for New Jersey.

New JWW Municipal Outreach Committee Resource : Customizable Communications Resources: DC Water Workshop and Consulting Roundup In fall 2016, experts from DC Water's consulting arm,  Blue Drop , conducted workshops and one-on-one consulting for New Jersey's cities and utilities on how to make the case successfully for water infrastructure investment. 

"Participation and investment begin with public awareness." - Hackensack Mayor John P. Labrosse Jr.

Informative water infrastructure materials you can use!  The Jersey Water Works staff has developed three new resources for people to use in their water infrastructure work and to introduce the collaborative to new audiences.
New Resources 

Leading Business Practices in Asset Management Case Study Report (American Water Works Association): Thirteen case studies that illustrate leading practices in asset management across the country.

An Equitable Water Future (US Water Alliance):  This report explores the impacts of water management on disadvantaged communities, and the opportunities to build more equitable water systems.

Green Infrastructure in Parks: A Guide to Collaboration, Funding, and Community Engagement (Environmental Protection Agency): Stepwise approach for building relationships with potential partners. Includes information on how to identify and engage partners, build relationships, involve the community, leverage funding opportunities, and identify green infrastructure opportunities.

Call for nominations! The inaugural  New Jersey One Water Awards program is now accepting nominations for 2017.  The awards honor implemented water infrastructure programs or projects that address water issues holistically.  

The program  is sponsored by a new partnership of the Association of Environmental Authorities, American Water Works Association and Jersey Water Works.  Apply today!

Funding and Job Opportunities

The  Partners for Places grant matching program is requesting proposals for green stormwater infrastructure projects that advance water-related sustainability goals. Tune in to the informational webinar on July 11 at 1:00pm to learn more. All applications are due July 31.

The North American Clean Wetlands Conservation Act program provides matching grants to wetlands conservation projects in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. There is a Standard and a Small Grants Program. Learn more today!

Green Infrastructure Specialist/Urban Forestry Coordinator (City of Hoboken) The City of Hoboken is seeking a coordinator to manage its green infrastructure assets and urban tree

Legislative Update

The  Water Quality Accountability Act  has been passed by the New Jersey Legislature and sent to the governor's desk for signature.  The bill would require companies to assess their water infrastructure annually and develop a plan to identify and fund their most needed improvements.

The Assembly Environment Committee passed legislation that would provide $539 million to the NJEIT for the 2018 fiscal year.  The funds would be awarded to clean water projects that reduce pollution from sewage treatment plants and upgrade drinking water systems.

Water Infrastructure in the News
New Jersey
Opinion: New Jersey's water supply plan rings alarm bells (New Jersey Conservation Foundation)



Upcoming Events

July 17:  Union County Rain Garden/ Green Infrastructure Bus Tour (Rutgers Cooperative Extension Water Resources Program)

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