September 2020
The City of Newark announced on September 22 that it has replaced nearly 15,000 lead service lines (LSLs). The Newark Lead Service Line Replacement Program is now in its final stage of replacing the over 18,000 LSLs in the city just one year after securing the innovative bond deal arrangement with Essex County.

Removing Lead from Drinking Water Still a Health and Equity Priority
Governor Murphy’s revised FY 2021 budget proposal includes $60 million for water programs. Meanwhile, apart from Newark, water systems across New Jersey are still fighting for funding and authority to remove lead in drinking water.
Jersey WaterCheck Utility Survey—Coming Next Week
Utility leaders: Your information makes a difference! We invite you to complete an online survey to help us gather information for the Jersey WaterCheck project, which you will receive next week. Help us build the case for continued investment in New Jersey’s health. To learn more about Jersey WaterCheck and the survey, visit the project website and register to join our meeting on October 9 from 10 – 11 am.
Save the Date for the Sixth Annual JWW Conference!
Join us on Wednesday, December 9 through Friday, December 11 for our annual conference. We'll kick off the conference with a keynote speaker and a plenary panel on day one, then offer you four in-depth sessions with rich content and technical assistance on day two and three.
October is Just Around the Corner…
Which means that Long Term Control Plans are due soon! Community members should review plans that impact their communities to ensure that the proposed solutions maximize benefits and submit comments to the NJDEP as soon as possible. Understanding these plans and what to do might seem daunting, but this blog post from the Sewage-Free Streets and Rivers campaign can help.
US Water Alliance Launches Water Equity Network
The Water Equity Network is a nationwide community working to advance equitable water management practices at the local, state, and national levels. This effort began two years ago with the Water Equity Taskforce of seven cities, including Camden, NJ.
The Cost of Inaction
Often overlooked, our water infrastructure isn’t noticed until something goes wrong. This section spotlights the everyday consequences of not investing in New Jersey’s water systems.


Jersey Water Works Updates
Call to Action: Announce Your Commitment for 2021
Let us know what projects you are working on in 2021 that reinforce our shared goal of transforming water infrastructure. Elevate your and the collaborative’s work by announcing your commitment to action at the annual conference. Review last year’s examples and learn more about our dedicated members’ commitments. Questions? Contact Lauren Belsky.
JWW Member Photos Rock Infrastructure Week 
JWW participated in the national United for Infrastructure: A Week to Champion America’s Infrastructure event held the week of September 14. The Education and Outreach Committee collected photos from JWW members that were then shared on JWW’s social media accounts.. Check out JWW’s Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to see the photos from our members. Thank you to Cooper's Ferry Partnership, New Jersey American Water, IUOE 825/ELEC 825, Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority, CDM Smith/The City of Newark, and Atlantic County Utilities Authority for sharing photos!
Job Opportunity
Lead-Free New Jersey Manager position available: New Jersey Future is looking for a skilled, organized, motivated individual to launch and manage the day-to-day operations of Lead-Free New Jersey, a new collaborative forming to ensure lead-free children through changes to state and local policies. 

The City of Hoboken is hiring for two open positions. Find more details and applications for both on the City of Hoboken’s job board.
  • The City Engineer is responsible for managing construction of the City’s capital improvement projects and providing general engineering support to advance the City’s capital program.
  • The Water Superintendent will manage the Hoboken Water Utility and its contract with SUEZ Water for operation and maintenance of Hoboken’s drinking water System, as well as capital planning and implementation of the City’s Water System Renewal Program.
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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