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Jan. 2017 Newsletter: Resources, Funding Opportunities and Member Highlights

The January 2017 edition of Jersey Water Works’ monthly newsletter features what other states doing to upgrade their water infrastructure, member highlights, an update from the third hearing of the Joint Legislative Task Force Targets Lead in Drinking Water and more!

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Presentations from Workshop: Fostering Municipal – Utility Partnerships for Water Quality Management

Feb. 7 2017 — Audience members learned about new best practices that will help municipal governments, working in partnership with their utilities, conduct/implement water loss audits, utility asset management and  green infrastructure planning and implementation.

The workshop was presented in partnership by: Association of Environmental Authorities, Sustainable Jersey, New Jersey League of Municipalities, Rutgers University School of Environmental and Biological Sciences and Jersey Water Works.

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Flyer for School Children

The Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority sent this one-page flyer to all 11,000 Camden City school children and school staff, along with refrigerator magnets and the NJ Dept. of Health fact sheet, “Drinking Water: Lead”. For more information or replicable artwork for the magnet, contact CCMUA Director Scott Schreiber at (856) 541-5200.

Report on the Evaluation of Water Audit Data for New Jersey Water Utilities

A new report released on Jan. 17, 2017 by the Natural Resources Defense Council estimates that statewide, New Jersey water utilities lose approximately 130 million gallons of clean drinking water per day through leaky pipes. Of that total, the report estimates that 50 million gallons per day could be recovered cost-effectively through investments in new or upgraded infrastructure.
According to the report, 50 million gallons is equivalent to the daily water use of a city more than twice the size of Newark, and represents approximately $10 million per year in potential recovered revenue.
To reach its findings, the NRDC analyzed what are known as water-loss audits from utilities under the jurisdiction of the Delaware River Basin Commission, which requires its water utilities to perform these audits and report the results. Water utilities in New Jersey that are outside the commissions’ jurisdiction are not subject to this requirement, so the NRDC extrapolated from the reported data to reach its statewide estimates.

The Green Infrastructure Exchange Has Launched!

The exchange is a new practitioner network  that supports, via accelerating peer learning, innovation and implementation, managers of public green infrastructure programs seeking to adopt and grow green stormwater infrastructure programs.

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