Jan. 14, 2020
Missy Rebovich
Director of Government & Public Affairs
New Jersey Future
Jersey Water Works Statement on the Governor's State of the State Address
Jersey Water Works Steering Committee Co-Chairs Jane Kenny and Mark Mauriello released the following statement on Governor Murphy's 2020 State of the State Address:

"New Jersey faces many water infrastructure challenges, most visibly that of lead in our drinking water. We are pleased to see Governor Murphy continuing to elevate the importance of addressing lead holistically. Tackling lead is critical to the health of all New Jerseyans, but especiallyour children. Governor Murphy's commitment to work with the legislature to secure funding to replace hazardous lead service lines and remediate paint builds on the work done by the Jersey Water Works Lead in Drinking Water Task Force. We look forward to working with the governor and legislature to implement the Task Force's recommendations. 

However, there is even more work to do to ensure that our water infrastructure is reliable, efficient and up to the task of supplying our homes, businesses and schools with healthy drinking water, clean waterways and flood-free communities. We look forward to engaging our 560 members to help the governor and legislature to accomplish these goals. 

If you would like to attend the conference as credentialed media, or if you would like to arrange interviews with any of the speakers or Jersey Water Works members presenting commitments, please contact Missy Rebovich, 609-577-2734.

About Jersey Water Works
Jersey Water Works   is a collaborative effort of many diverse organizations and individuals who embrace the common purpose of transforming New Jersey's inadequate water infrastructure by investing in sustainable, cost-effective solutions that provide communities with clean water and waterways; healthier, safer neighborhoods; local jobs; flood and climate resilience; and economic growth. New Jersey Future facilitates the work of the collaborative.