April 2020

The Association of Environmental Authorities’ new video highlights how their members continue to provide water and sewer services for residents across New Jersey. JWW members and friends, we want to share your pandemic-response content with our network in our newsletters and on social media! Email Lauren Belsky with your photos and videos.
Resources on COVID-19

  • This includes information for public water systems and provides additional resources from national organizations.
  • This white paper from Moonshot Missions outlines the challenges and opportunities of the pandemic, impacting utilities in terms of resilience, workforce, and affordability.
JWW Meets with Special Committee Chairman Karabinchak

Representatives of the Jersey Water Works Steering Committee met with Assemblyman Robert Karabinchak, Chairman of the Assembly’s Special Committee on Infrastructure and Natural Resources. The Steering Committee members provided information on our 2020 priorities and past accomplishments , and the Chairman shared the committee's goals to ensure funding for healthy, resilient water infrastructure and to rely on JWW and its members as a resource.

On Wednesday, April 29, JWW member organizations New Jersey LCV, New Jersey Conservation Foundation, Lower Raritan Watershed Partnership, Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed, and Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions hosted a virtual town hall with Assemblyman Karabinchak.
Save the Date for the Annual JWW Membership Meeting!
 
Jersey Water Works will hold a virtual Membership Meeting on Monday, July 20 from 1:30-3:00pm . Join us to celebrate the work of the collaborative, learn from state experts, and brainstorm how we can move our top water infrastructure priorities forward over the next few years. Mark you calendars and stay tuned for an agenda and more information on the event. Not a member yet? Join as a member today and get involved in the collaborative’s work.
Jersey Water Works Updates
The Asset Management and Finance Committee submitted recommendations to the Governor’s office on April 17. In response to the public health, economic, and social impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak, the committee is recommending relief programs for low income customers and water and wastewater utilities. Read more here .
The Jersey Water Works data dashboard officially has a name and logo! The dashboard will be called Jersey WaterCheck. After each of the working committees reviewed the proposed metrics, the data advisory committee is continuing to refine the list of metrics and the dashboard’s user interface. Questions about Jersey WaterCheck? Contact Jyoti Venketraman .
The Jersey Water Works Combined Sewer Overflow Committee, Newark DIG, and the Sewage-Free Streets and Rivers Campaign are presenting a CSO Long Term Control Plan Review Workshop on June 9 from 10:00am - 12:00pm. Join in as we review the Newark CSO Long Term Control Plan in anticipation of the October 1 submission deadline.
Job Opportunities
 
Jersey Water Works Program Manager
  • New Jersey Future is looking for a skilled, highly organized, motivated individual to manage the day- to-day operations of Jersey Water Works. The successful candidate must have an interest in the collaborative’s key issues; strong organizational, policy, communications and teamwork skills; and the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment while managing many priorities. Learn more and apply
 
Policy and Program Coordinator
  • New Jersey Future is looking for a highly organized, motivated individual to manage the day-to-day operations of New Jersey Future’s Mainstreaming Green Infrastructure Program, through which New Jersey Future works to make green infrastructure the first choice for stormwater management. The successful candidate will possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, work independently and in a team, and take on expanding responsibilities in a fast-paced environment while managing many priorities. Learn more and apply.

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Jersey Water Works   is a collaborative effort working to transform New Jersey's inadequate water infrastructure through sustainable, cost-effective solutions that provide communities with clean water and waterways; healthier, safer neighborhoods; local jobs; flood and climate resilience; and economic growth.
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