Jersey Water Works Statement on Governor Murphy’s 2024 State of the State Address

TRENTON, January 11, 2024 — Jersey Water Works Steering Committee co-chairs, Nicole Miller and Andy Kricun, released the following statements on New Jersey Future Statement on Governor Murphy’s 2024 State of the State Address in light of the State of Emergency. “On Tuesday, New Jersey entered a state of emergency due to a storm that impacted our state with rain and… Continue reading Jersey Water Works Statement on Governor Murphy’s 2024 State of the State Address

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Improving a Program That Works: Prioritizing New Jersey Water Bank Projects in Disadvantaged Communities

New Jersey Future is pleased to share its report Improving a Program that Works: Prioritizing New Jersey Water Bank Projects in Disadvantaged Communities. The New Jersey Water Bank (NJWB), which finances water infrastructure projects, is a successful program that has provided over $9 billion in low-cost financing for water and wastewater projects. New Jersey Future partnered with… Continue reading Improving a Program That Works: Prioritizing New Jersey Water Bank Projects in Disadvantaged Communities

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First Ever Joint Membership Meeting Held by Jersey Water Works & Lead-Free New Jersey

From left to right: Rick Dovey, Atlantic County Utilities Authority; Anthony Diaz, Newark Water Coalition; Kelvin Boddy, Housing and Community Development Network of NJ; Debbie Mans, TWENTY TWENTY public affairs; Christopher C. Obropta, Ph.D., P.E., Rutgers Cooperative Extension Water Resources Program; Nicole Miller, MnM Consulting “One thing is clear, equity is furthered by our continued… Continue reading First Ever Joint Membership Meeting Held by Jersey Water Works & Lead-Free New Jersey

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Understanding Technical Assistance for Water Systems Webinar

This video is a recording of May 31 virtual Understanding Technical Assistance for Water Systems Webinar, which highlighted technical assistance programs available in New Jersey for water utilities and municipalities looking to tap into the State Revolving Fund program. The webinar will highlight the TA programs from the following organizations: 💧Environmental Policy Innovation Center and… Continue reading Understanding Technical Assistance for Water Systems Webinar

Murphy Administration Kicks Off Infrastructure Investment Tour by Announcing $1 Million in Grants for Green Infrastructure Projects in Hudson-Raritan Watershed

“Congratulations to the green infrastructure grant recipients in the Hudson-Raritan watershed,” said Andrew Kricun, Co-chair for Jersey Water Works, a collaboration of organizations working to improve New Jersey’s water infrastructure.   “Green infrastructure is a proven way to reduce the environmental and public health impacts of combined sewer systems while also providing community benefits as well. The… Continue reading Murphy Administration Kicks Off Infrastructure Investment Tour by Announcing $1 Million in Grants for Green Infrastructure Projects in Hudson-Raritan Watershed

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NJDEP Launches Interactive Dashboard to Provide Regularly Updated Information on Water Infrastructure Investments

“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

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MS4 Permit: Watershed Improvement Plan & Public Participation

Source: NJDEP, Bureau of Stormwater Permitting The 2023 Tier A Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit issued by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection went into effect on January 1, 2023, and the implementation of its requirements on the local level will help address water quality and stormwater issues. Upgrading and retrofitting New Jersey’s… Continue reading MS4 Permit: Watershed Improvement Plan & Public Participation

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From Federal Dollars to State Investment: Understanding Technical Assistance for Water Systems

New Jersey Future at the CIFA Summit on Water Infrastructure. From left to right: NJF Funding Navigator Program Manager Aoi Morel, Environmental Policy Innovation Center Funding Navigator Director Denise Schmidt, US Water Alliance CEO Mami Hara, NJF Policy Director of Water Diane Schrauth, and US Water Alliance Director of Policy and Government Affairs Scott Berry.… Continue reading From Federal Dollars to State Investment: Understanding Technical Assistance for Water Systems

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Stormwater management: Who pays for it?

Patricia Lindsay-Harvey recalls a storm that swamped her town of Willingboro in June 2018, dumping a normal month’s worth of rain across South Jersey in a matter of hours. Streets flooded, so did the first floors of many homes, forcing some residents out until the resultant mold could be cleaned up.

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