August 2019
Photo of the Month
Bayonne's combined sewer system often floods often after a heavy rain event. Officials recently announced that a new technology by Suez- Bayonne called SL-RAT (Sewer Line Rapid Assessment Tool), led to an 83 percent decrease in sewer blockages and may be beneficial to the future of Bayonne's water and sewer infrastructure as they consider solutions for their combined sewer system.

Photo from Hudson Reporter article August 14, 2019.
Public Hearing to be Held on the Water Quality Accountability Act
New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney, Senator Bob Smith, and Senator Troy Singleton announced at a press conference on August 14 that they will schedule a committee hearing this fall to discuss the progress of the Water Quality Accountability Act and what next steps need to be taken to ensure compliance.

Jersey Water Works Updates
CSO Communities Need Local Input on Potential Solutions

Volunteer with the JWW Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Committee to help review Development and Evaluation of Alternatives reports that have been submitted by the CSO permit holders. They are pending review and are posted on the DEP website . Your comments will help evaluate the ability of these plans to ensure successful and comprehensive results, balanced green and gray solutions, and provide community benefits. To submit comments, click on the link here . The deadline to submit comments is September 1. Contact Mo Kinberg to volunteer to review the reports or with any questions.
Save the Date for the Annual Jersey Water Works Conference!

Join us on Friday, December 13 for the fifth annual Jersey Water Works Conference at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick. The conference will bring together more than 300 stakeholders to focus on innovative solutions for our state’s aging water infrastructure. Sponsoring the event is a great way to showcase your work and network with others in the water sector . Visit the conference website to register , sponsor , and learn about past conferences .

Interested in sponsoring? Contact Michele Glassburg.
Submit Nominations for the One Water Awards

Do you know of a project or program that exemplifies the principles of the One Water approach sustainable, integrated, and inclusive water resource management practices? Nominate them for the New Jersey One Water Awards! Winners will be recognized at the annual Jersey Water Works Conference. One Water is the belief that all water, including stormwater, drinking water, wastewater, has value that can be unlocked to solve the state’s water challenges. Check out past winners and learn more about holistic solutions to water issues on our website.

Nominations are due by September 30.
RFQ: Creation of a Web-Based Data Dashboard

The Jersey Water Works collaborative seeks qualifications from a consultant team or qualified firm(s) with experience in creation of web-based data dashboards, water sector performance metrics, and data analytics. Selected consultants will assist New Jersey Future, the collaborative's backbone organization, in meeting specific objectives as part of an 18-month project called the JWW Data Dashboard. This RQF is step one of a multi-phase selection process to consultant selection. New Jersey Future will work with respondents selected through this RFQ process to subsequently submit a proposal for the project. The deadline for applications is September 6, 2019 . For additional information, please contact Jyoti Venketraman .
AWWA Annual Conference Call for Papers

The New Jersey Section of the American Water Works Association has posted a call for papers for its 2020 annual conference , which will be March 17-20 at the Borgata Hotel in Atlantic City, N.J. They are seeking abstracts for presentations on forward-thinking, practical ideas to train AWWA-NJ members to become tomorrow’s water industry leaders. The deadline to submit an abstract is Friday, October 4.
AEA Call for Proposals

AEA NJ is seeking submissions for speaking opportunities at the Annual Meeting . This conference will be held on November 19-20 at Bally's Hotel in Atlantic City . Click here for more details about topics of the conference and submission formats, and the deadline to submit is August 30.
Consulting Firms Finding Stormwater Utility Solutions

New Jersey Future now has a  list of consultants  who can help your town examine how a stormwater utility can help reduce flooding from polluted runoff. The consulting firms have been added at their request, and inclusion does not represent endorsement. If your firm would like to be added to the list, please contact  Gary Brune
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