May 2023 Committee Updates (progress on 2023 Work Plans) Goal: Engaged Communities At Jersey Water Works (JWW), one of our goals is to actively engage stakeholders in a meaningful process to influence decision-making and ensure that all people have access to reliable drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure. Committees advance that goal in the following… Continue reading May 2023 Committee Updates
“We are very pleased to hear about the NJDEP’s new dashboard,” said Andrew Kricun, co-chair for Jersey Water Works, a collaboration of organizations working to improve New Jersey’s water infrastructure. “The dashboard will be an outstanding tool to help communities identify and navigate the various federal and state funding opportunities for water infrastructure improvements. This is a… Continue reading NJDEP Launches Interactive Dashboard to Provide Regularly Updated Information on Water Infrastructure Investments
This infographic accompanies the guest blog, New Jersey’s Capital Investment: A JerseyWaterCheck Data Story.
Photo by Jason Richard on Unsplash. In 2021, New Jersey American Water completed hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of capital projects on its water systems across the state, including installing 71 miles of transmission mains, replacing 548 fire hydrants and 2,430 valves, rehabilitating four water tanks, upgrading multiple treatment plants, and replacing 9,006 service… Continue reading New Jersey’s Capital Investment: A JerseyWaterCheck Data Story
Jersey WaterCheck is performing its annual data update. On September 19th, every utility featured on the dashboard received an email with the link to a short survey. The deadline for the survey response and data review is Friday, October 14. This year’s survey is in collaboration with the Jersey Water Works (JWW) Lead in Drinking… Continue reading We Need Your Help! Utilities Called to Participate in Jersey WaterCheck’s Survey in collaboration with Jersey Water Works Lead in Drinking Water Taskforce
Read our guest blog post on how the NJ Water Risk and Equity Map can be used to understand water and equity issues in New Jersey. Read the Spanish translation here.
In the early morning hours of Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021, a water main burst under West Front Street in Middletown, New Jersey. This “major” water main break continued to worsen throughout the day. Police reported to the scene. A sinkhole developed in the road that was so massive it swallowed a car, and traffic had… Continue reading Controlling Drinking Water Loss: What Can We Learn From Jersey WaterCheck?
Award-winning data tools reveal that half the state’s population live in areas served by water systems with at least some identified lead service lines. TRENTON, March 22, 2022 — After receiving more than 50 applications from across the country, on Monday the Environmental Policy Innovation Center (EPIC) announced the six winners of the Water Data… Continue reading Jersey Water Works and New Jersey Future Win National Water Data Prize
Identifying and removing lead service lines from our water systems is one of the most urgent issues in drinking water today—in New Jersey and around the country. President Biden has repeatedly stated his goal of removing all lead service lines from water systems across the country, which will likely feature as a requirement when the… Continue reading Jersey WaterCheck Data Show New Jersey Water Systems Actively Identifying and Eliminating Lead Service Lines
The bipartisan federal infrastructure bill promises millions in investment for New Jersey’s outdated water systems, and there is a potential “Build Back Better” bill pending that would provide even more desperately needed funds. Do you know how all of these federal infrastructure dollars will play out at the ground level in your town or community?… Continue reading New Water Stories: Jersey WaterCheck Update Launch and Why It Matters for the Flow of Water Infrastructure Funding