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The bipartisan federal infrastructure bill promises millions in investment for New Jersey’s outdated water systems, and there is a potential “Build Back Better” bill pending that would provide even more desperately needed funds.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
Jersey WaterCheck is performing its first annual data update since its launch in March 2021. On September 20, every utility featured on the dashboard received an email with the link to a short survey, along with utility data for review. Each utility’s response to the survey, along with its reviewed data, will be featured on… Continue reading We Need Your Help! Utilities Called to Participate in Jersey WaterCheck’s Annual Update
Jersey WaterCheck was created by Jersey Water Works (JWW) to tell the story of our state’s water and wastewater infrastructure needs. One of JWW’s shared goals is Effective and Financially Sustainable Systems. JWW aims for adequate and affordable utility operating budgets and capital investment, which will result in systems that operate efficiently and in a… Continue reading Financially Healthy Utilities: Going Beyond the Price of Water and Wastewater
Jersey WaterCheck was created by Jersey Water Works (JWW) to tell the story of our state’s water and water infrastructure needs. It blends information from publicly available data provided by government agencies, self-reported survey data from utilities and municipalities, data gathered from utility websites, and the results of a statewide public opinion survey. This has… Continue reading A Varied Basket of Fruits: Attempting to Measure Annual Utility Expenditures on Capital Projects
Jersey WaterCheck, which launched in March 2021, is a Jersey Water Works project that features more than 50 metrics related to our drinking water and wastewater systems. Recently, we created a short video to explain the context and nuances of the metric “met primary drinking water standards that protect against harmful bacteria.” Drinking water utilities… Continue reading What Goes into Making Drinking Water Safe to Drink? Learn from Jersey WaterCheck Metrics