The Jersey Water Works (JWW) Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Committee has been reviewing the CSO Long Term Control Plans for NJ sewer agencies, commenting publicly that the LTCPs provided limited guidance on how CSO utilities expect to handle climate change. The Climate Change Subcommittee created this Ask Card to educate stakeholders to ensure the CSO… Continue reading Ask Card – Combined Sewer Overflow and Climate Change
Stormwater runoff in New Jersey often causes flood damage to properties, compromises public safety, and pollutes waterways. Green infrastructure (GI) can mitigate these impacts by infiltrating stormwater onsite (allowing it to drain into the ground), while providing environmental, economic, and community benefits. New Jersey localities can now consider implementing stormwater utilities, which can incentivize and… Continue reading Stormwater Utilities Can Incentivize Green Infrastructure
This document describes the general structure of the water sector in New Jersey, providing background and context for the types of water systems included in Jersey WaterCheck. Specifically, this document explains: How different water systems are classified in New Jersey Which of those systems are included or excluded in Jersey WaterCheck and why How systems… Continue reading Understanding How the Water Sector is Organized in New Jersey
This document lists Jersey WaterCheck metrics by “Communications Category” with: Relevant metric descriptor Survey question (if applicable) Data source Additional contextual information, and data source
This document explains the following related to Jersey WaterCheck: Terms used, their definitions, and clarification if they differ from typical industry usage Which “systems” were included/excluded and the basic information provided for each The breakdown of systems based on population served
Jersey WaterCheck was created by Jersey Water Works, a collaborative working to improve water infrastructure in New Jersey. Jersey WaterCheck was designed to help people understand and connect to their water and wastewater systems and to measure key parts of our state’s water infrastructure. By putting all this information in one place, Jersey WaterCheck can… Continue reading Jersey WaterCheck Frequently Asked Questions
In July 2020, the Jersey Water Works Green Infrastructure Committee sent recommendations for consideration by the Department of Environmental Protection to the re-authorization of the Green Acres rules. The Green Infrastructure subcommittee focused its efforts to understand the limitations of the current rule towards green infrastructure, and propose revisions that integrate green infrastructure into the… Continue reading Green Infrastructure Recommendations for Consideration within the Green Acres Reauthorization
This 2016 article, published in NJ Municipalities, looks at the major factors in deciding on municipal water management.