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Upgrading New Jersey’s urban water systems requires efforts across many fronts. While green and gray infrastructure, community engagement and financing are all key components, there will be many other areas in which Jersey Water Works, local officials, utility executives and community members will be involved. Below are documents and links to best practices in many of those areas.

Resources

New Jersey Water Supply Plan 2017-2022

The 2017-2022 New Jersey State Water Supply Plan constitutes the second complete revision of the plan. The goal of this document is to form the foundation of a “living” resource able to be updated on a continuous basis as reliable new data becomes available and improved upon as new scientific methods are identified. This updated Plan and the evolving planning process it initiates, will serve as a tool to help the management, regulation, conservation, and development of the State’s water resources for the foreseeable future.

How Technology Is Providing Solutions For Clean Water

This resource from Ohio University highlights pollution prevention efforts and technologies engineers are focusing on to improve the safety of drinking water. It contains infographics for innovative technologies including desalinization, irrigation, and wastewater treatment. It is intended to create awareness around the need for these improving technologies to create safer and more sustainable water infrastructures for generations to come. 

Peak Day Water Demand Management Study

This study, commissioned by Alliance for Water Efficiency, conducts a peak water demand shaving pilot project in Rumson, NJ. The objectives of the study were to: determine the viability of using remotely-controlled irrigation systems to reduce peak water demands and thus delay or avoid costly infrastructure, to test implementation methods, and to discover potential barriers for water providers who want to use the technology. This report is intended to serve as a resource for professionals in the water and irrigation industries to learn from a low-cost, customer-oriented approach to reducing peak water demand.

Peak Day Water Demand Management Study (Alliance for Water Efficiency)

Leading Business Practices in Asset Management Case Study Report

This report, commissioned by the American Water Works Association, is made up of thirteen case studies that illustrate leading practices in asset management across the country. The case studies cover five key concepts: current state of assets, levels of service, risk management, maintenance and reliability, and asset management planning. The report is intended to serve as a resource for utilities to learn from industry leaders and to help improve asset management programs.

Leading Business Practices in Asset Management Case Study Report (American Water Works Association)

Transforming the East Orange Water Commission

Mayor Lester Taylor of East Orange delivered a presentation at the 2017 WaterNow Alliance Summit to stress the importance of understanding the current water reality in one of New Jersey’s oldest cities.  This presentation outlines the challenges faced in water system management, the increasing demands on water sources, the degraded state of water infrastructure, and the strategies that have been implemented to safeguard drinking water quality and transform the East Orange Water Commission.

Transforming the East Orange Water Commission (Mayor Lester E. Taylor III, City of East Orange)

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