Fact Sheet on Municipal Combined Sewer Outfall Long Term Control Plans

Under the federal Clean Water Act, combined sewer discharges are prohibited without a permit. In New Jersey, the permit program is administered by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) and is an essential tool for the control of combined sewer overflows (CSOs). In March 2015, NJDEP issued 25 CSO permits for the municipalities,… Continue reading Fact Sheet on Municipal Combined Sewer Outfall Long Term Control Plans

Brochure on How to Develop and Implement Green Infrastructure Maintenance Strategy

Rain garden in Berkeley Heights, NJ, featuring Joe Pye weed and cone flowers in bloom. Photo credit: R. Leister. The Municipal Engagement subcommittee of the Jersey Water Works Green Infrastructure Committee, created a brochure to help municipalities and schools implement and maintain green infrastructure (GI) projects. This resource highlights success stories along with advice and… Continue reading Brochure on How to Develop and Implement Green Infrastructure Maintenance Strategy

Let’s Get the Lead Out of Our Drinking Water: Key Information that NJ Local Officials Need and Want to Know

Access to clean and safe drinking water is important for the health and safety of all individuals in New Jersey, and has been a national priority since Congress passed the Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974. As there is no safe level for lead exposure, water systems in New Jersey are working to meet the… Continue reading Let’s Get the Lead Out of Our Drinking Water: Key Information that NJ Local Officials Need and Want to Know

Lead Service Line Replacement Implementation Workshop Recap and Resources

The Lead Service Line Replacement (LSLR) Implementation Workgroup of Jersey Water Works’ Lead in Drinking Water Task Force  partnered with the New Jersey Water Association on Tuesday, June 22, 2022, to offer guidance to NJ Water Systems Operators on the implementation the New Jersey statute (P.L. 2021, c.183) enacted on July 22, 2022. Over 160… Continue reading Lead Service Line Replacement Implementation Workshop Recap and Resources

Stormwater Skills: Training Resources for Green Infrastructure Construction and Maintenance

The Green Infrastructure Committee created the green infrastructure training program inventory to inform municipalities, professionals, and others interested in green infrastructure to identify suitable training programs to fit specific needs. The ultimate goal of this inventory is to help New Jersey residents find training programs that could help them begin, or otherwise further, a career… Continue reading Stormwater Skills: Training Resources for Green Infrastructure Construction and Maintenance

Procurement Toolkit Draft for Request for Qualifications (RFQ)

This document provides a draft scope for an RFQ that would identify consultants who have the requisite expertise to administer either individual aspects or the entirety of the federal and state Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR), including a lead service line (LSL) replacement program, on behalf of participating water utilities in New Jersey.

Fifth Liter Sampling: EPA’s Newly-Mandated Technique for Sampling Lead in Drinking Water

In 2022, New Jersey’s Department of Environmental Protection will release its own LCRR proposal which is likely to address how fifth liter sampling will be implemented in New Jersey. This report explains the differences between the most common methods of water sampling and clarifies some of the questions clean water advocates may have about implementation… Continue reading Fifth Liter Sampling: EPA’s Newly-Mandated Technique for Sampling Lead in Drinking Water