National Infrastructure Week is a national week of events, media coverage, and education and issue advocacy to elevate infrastructure as a critical issue affecting America’s economy, society, security and future.

In 2018, hundreds of organizations and thousands of leaders are uniting around one message: The future won’t wait. Neither can we. It’s #TimeToBuild.

Jersey Water Works is compiling a list of all Infrastructure Week activities taking place across the state so we can promote them. Share your participation activities with Brian Caycho.

In this post:

Promote Infrastructure Week in New Jersey
Here are some ways that you can participate:

History is made by those who show up. That’s why events are so important: People coming together, talking, planning, and leading. Events unite strange bedfellows and draw press. Events are a platform for you to brag where you should, and to be a squeaky wheel where it’s needed. Events create photo-ops – and in infrastructure, a picture can be worth one trillion words.

How much do we love our infrastructure? Let us tweet the ways …

Members at Work
Our communities, our health and our economy depend upon modern, robust drinking water, wastewater and stormwater systems. However, many of these systems are in desperate need of upgrades and investment.

Jersey Water Works members have implemented a multitude of capital projects and investments to address our water issues, including:

Email Brian Caycho to have your project added to this list!

Costs of Inaction
Many of New Jersey’s water systems are old and failing. The state loses an estimated 130 million gallons of clean, potable water daily due to leaky pipes. Some communities have drinking water contaminated with lead, and backups cause flooding of raw sewage into rivers, streets and basements.

Jersey Water Works aggregates news headlines that highlight the consequences felt by New Jerseyans of not investing in our water systems. Here are some highlights from the past year:

Statewide

North Jersey

Central Jersey

South Jersey

Grab-and-Go Graphics for Social Media

Take a look at the JWW social media toolkit on water infrastructure and/or use the below infographics to communicate findings from a recent survey of New Jersey residents by Jersey Water Works and New Jersey Future.

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