Through their annual work plans, Jersey Water Works committees plan and implement projects to advance the goals of the  collaborative. Any member of the collaborative who wants to participate actively in the work of Jersey Water Works may join a committee.

The committees, their chairs, the 2017 Work Plan items, and their 2016 and 2017 accomplishments are listed below.  

Best Practices

Co-chairmen: Larry Levine, Natural Resources Defense Council and Rick Risoldi, Middlesex Water Company
The Best Practices committee works to identify and help implement innovative, cost-effective solutions for New Jersey’s aging water infrastructure that provide community benefits.

Green Infrastructure (a sub-committee of Best Practices)

Co-chairs: Jennifer Gonzalez, Louis Berger and Rob Pirani, NY/NJ Harbor Estuary Program
The Green Infrastructure committee works to promote and advance construction of green-infrastructure projects in CSO communities and across the state.

Municipal Outreach

Chairwoman: Shoshanna Page, New Jersey Urban Mayors Association
The Municipal Outreach committee works to engage municipal staff and decision makers in upgrading their city or town’s water infrastructure.

Community Engagement

Co-chairwomen: Debbie Mans, NY/NJ Baykeeper and Meishka Mitchell, Cooper’s Ferry Partnership
The Community Engagement committee works to ensure that decision makers, community partners and ratepayers participate actively and influence the planning and management of their water infrastructure.

Finance

Co-chairmen: David Zimmer, New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust and Chris Daggett, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation
The Finance committee works to identify funding strategies and opportunities to ensure financially sustainable drinking water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure systems.

Interested in joining a committee? Contact Jane Rosenblatt of Jersey Water Works’ backbone staff, 609-393-0008 ex. 110, to learn more.

Affinity Groups include:

New Jersey CSO Network

The New Jersey CSO Network is a forum for CSO permit holders and municipalities to share information and resources and seek regulatory, technical and financial support for CSO solutions that save money and serve communities better. The network includes staff and consultants from the 21 municipalities with CSOs and eight sewage treatment plants with NJDEP CSO permits.  Andy Kricun of the Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority and Fred Pocci of the North Hudson Sewerage Authority serve as co-chairmen.  Jersey Water Works provides staff support.  For more information, contact Brian Caycho.

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