A New Jersey Affordability Methodology and Assessment for Drinking Water and Sewer Utility Costs

This report, A New Jersey Affordability Methodology and Assessment for Drinking Water and Sewer Utility Costs, presents a detailed methodology for assessing the extent to which current drinking water and sewer utility costs pose a major financial burden for New Jersey households. The report also provides the results from applying the methodology using utility rate… Continue reading A New Jersey Affordability Methodology and Assessment for Drinking Water and Sewer Utility Costs

COVID Response Recommendations to Ensure Universal Access to Clean Water

The Jersey Water Works Asset Management and Finance Committee submitted the following recommendations in response to the COVID-19 outbreak to the Governor’s office on April 17, 2020. These recommendations address the inequitable impacts of the pandemic during and immediately following the outbreak, both on low-income customers who can’t afford to pay their water bills, and on… Continue reading COVID Response Recommendations to Ensure Universal Access to Clean Water

Asset Management Key Performance Indicators: Rule Recommendations for State Government

The Jersey Water Works Asset Management and Finance Committee and the American Water Works Association New Jersey section Infrastructure Management Committee issued recommendations for consideration by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection during the implementation of the Water Quality Accountability Act (WQAA). The committees’ core focus was to recommend metrics for measuring system condition,… Continue reading Asset Management Key Performance Indicators: Rule Recommendations for State Government

Policy Options: Promoting Affordability of Public Water and Sewer Service for Low-Income Households in New Jersey

This discussion paper presents policy options for improving affordability of water and wastewater service for lower income residents in New Jersey—for the benefit not only of those customers, but of all New Jerseyans, who depend on their local utilities for clean, safe, and reliable water and sewer service. Jersey Water Works aims to use it to spark… Continue reading Policy Options: Promoting Affordability of Public Water and Sewer Service for Low-Income Households in New Jersey

Assessing the Affordability of Water and Sewer Utility Costs in New Jersey

This report, Assessing the Affordability of Water and Sewer Utility Costs in New Jersey, reviews various methods that have been or could be used to evaluate the household affordability of drinking water and sewer utility costs in New Jersey. It provides a preliminary assessment of household financial stress using these methods, based on recent household income levels and… Continue reading Assessing the Affordability of Water and Sewer Utility Costs in New Jersey