Jersey Water Works’ Comments on WIIP NJDEP Intended Use Plans for use of $300 million in ARP Fund

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Jersey Water Works co-chairs submitted comments to New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) to elevate the collaborative’s action agenda. The comments were sent to NJDEP on August 19. WIIP NJDEP Intended Use Plans in response to $300 million SFY2023 Comments Submitted on Behalf of the Jersey Water Works Collaborative The urgency of the water… Continue reading Jersey Water Works’ Comments on WIIP NJDEP Intended Use Plans for use of $300 million in ARP Fund

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Governor’s Office August Hearings on American Rescue Plan Funding Comments Submitted on behalf of the Jersey Water Works Collaborative

Jersey Water Works co-chairs submitted comments to Governor Murphy to elevate the collaborative’s action agenda. The comments were sent to the Governor’s Office on August 5. Governor’s Office August Hearings on American Rescue Plan Funding Comments Submitted on behalf of the Jersey Water Works Collaborative August 2022 ​​The urgency of the water-infrastructure problem in New… Continue reading Governor’s Office August Hearings on American Rescue Plan Funding Comments Submitted on behalf of the Jersey Water Works Collaborative

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Seizing the water infrastructure moment nationally and locally

Aging and undersized sewers, contaminated drinking water, and lead-tainted pipes imperil millions of households and communities nationally. At the same time, more severe flooding and drought conditions have exacerbated the nation’s water infrastructure deficit. Decades of inaction and underinvestment—particularly at a federal level—have multiplied these and other water infrastructure challenges, but the recently passed Infrastructure Investment… Continue reading Seizing the water infrastructure moment nationally and locally

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Jersey Water Works Statement on Governor Murphy’s Fiscal Year 2023 Budget Address

TRENTON, March 8, 2022 — Jersey Water Works (JWW) Co-chairs Nicole Miller and Andy Kricun released the following statements on Governor Murphy’s Fiscal Year 2023 Budget Address: “Jersey Water Works is grateful for the Murphy administration’s commitment to making life more affordable for New Jersey residents,” said JWW Co-chair Nicole Miller. “Our shared goal of… Continue reading Jersey Water Works Statement on Governor Murphy’s Fiscal Year 2023 Budget Address

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A policy window of opportunity for water infrastructure action in New Jersey

New Jersey’s water is at a turning point, and on the first day of the 2021 Jersey Water Works (JWW) conference, speakers weren’t afraid to shy away from a strong message: As new federal funding for water infrastructure arrives, New Jersey can—and needs to—do better. Legacy water issues have plagued many communities for generations in… Continue reading A policy window of opportunity for water infrastructure action in New Jersey

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Allocation of American Rescue Plan Act funds for water infrastructure investments – Jersey Water Works members sign-on letter

On behalf of 50 Jersey Water Works member organizations, a letter was sent to Governor Murphy, Senate President Sweeney, and Speaker of the Assembly Coughlin on December 10. The letter urged them to allocate a significant portion of the state’s available American Rescue Plan Act “State Fiscal Recovery Fund” (SFRF) monies to support a generational… Continue reading Allocation of American Rescue Plan Act funds for water infrastructure investments – Jersey Water Works members sign-on letter

Allocation of American Rescue Plan Act funds for water infrastructure investments. Sign on by Dec. 9.

Note: Deadline to sign on extended to Monday, Dec. 13 COB In order to advance the shared goals of the Jersey Water Works collaborative, a letter has been drafted (see the link below) to Governor Murphy, Senate President Sweeney, and Speaker of the Assembly Coughlin urging them to allocate a significant portion of the state’s… Continue reading Allocation of American Rescue Plan Act funds for water infrastructure investments. Sign on by Dec. 9.

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NJ sets tougher standards for drinking water suppliers

Photo Credit: NJ Spotlight News Water filtration system Governor Murphy signed into law amendments to the Water Quality Accountability Act on Nov. 9. JWW co-chair Andy Kricun, Steering Committee member Rich Calbi, and members Dan Van Abs and Chris Sturm are quoted.

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