Resource Type: Best Practice Guide
New Jersey A•I•M•S4
New Jersey Advanced and Integrated Menu of Strategies for Sustainable Sewer and Stormwater Systems (NJ A•I•M•S4)
This downloadable resource for sewer and stormwater infrastructure system managers, was developed by Jersey Water Works members to offer a menu of strategies for managing sewer and stormwater systems that achieve better results at lower cost. The guide is flexible, and seeks to offer options for a diverse range of communities and managers of sewer and stormwater infrastructure, who know their enterprise best and can assess the applicability, impact, affordability and political feasibility of each action.
The New Jersey A•I•M•S4 program includes:
- A Guide to Options for Effective Sewer and Stormwater Management; and
- A Strategy Checklist with action steps, methods, and resources from which communities, utilities or municipalities that own, maintain and operate sewer and stormwater infrastructure can select to improve cost efficiency, deliver better environmental and community benefits, track progress and link to resources; and
- A Crosswalk to NJDEP CSO Permit Requirements
Green Infrastructure in Parks: A Guide to Collaboration, Funding, and Community Engagement
The green infrastructure guide from the Environmental Protection Agency provides a stepwise approach for building partnerships between stormwater managers and park managers, including information on how to identify and engage partners, build relationships, involve the community, leverage funding opportunities, and identify green infrastructure opportunities. It includes recommendations on the types of projects that are most likely to attract positive attention and funding, and which provide a wide range of benefits.
Green Infrastructure in Parks: A Guide to Collaboration, Funding, and Community Engagement (Environmental Protection Agency)
New Jersey Developers’ Green Infrastructure Guide
The New Jersey Developers’ Green Infrastructure Guide, put together by New Jersey Future and the New Jersey Builders Association addresses basic questions about green stormwater infrastructure: what it is, how it works, what are its costs and benefits, and why it makes good business sense. Green infrastructure is not the perfect solution for every setting or every project, but it is versatile, it is powerful and it’s the future of stormwater management.
New Jersey Developers’ Green Infrastructure Guide (New Jersey Future and New Jersey Builders Association)
One Water Roadmap: The Sustainable Management of Life’s Most Essential Resource
This report from the U.S. Water Alliance makes a case for the One Water approach and highlights successful strategies and real-world examples in practice.
Stormwater Management Toolkit from America’s Rivers
American Rivers has tools available to help public utility managers communicate about stormwater management and assist them in fostering public support for collecting fees to upgrade and/or maintain water infrastructure.
Promoting Green Streets: A recipe for integrating water and transportation infrastructure investment
This guide, developed by The River Network and Hawkins Partners, Inc., helps support city administrators, planners, designers, and environmental advocates in determining the potential — and developing strategies — for green streets in their cities and watersheds. Many large cities have made intentional commitments to green street strategies to reduce stormwater runoff that contributes to combined sewer overflows.
Green Infrastructure Toolkit from the Georgetown Climate Center
This toolkit from the Georgetown Climate Center can help local governments at different stages of their green infrastructure programs find the resources and examples that are most helpful to them.
Take Action Against Lead
Jersey Water Works recognizes that not only modern, robust water infrastructure but also an informed public are crucial for the health of our children, our communities and ultimately our economy. In this section of our lead resource library, we provide steps residents can take to limit their risk to exposure to lead in drinking water. Click here for an introduction to the full Lead Resource Library.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released this straightforward list detailing how to prevent lead poisoning in the home from all sources, not just drinking water.
The Environmental Protection Agency answers frequently asked questions about immediate actions to take to reduce lead in drinking water in your home. Definitions to relevant terms are also provided.
Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention (NJ DOH)
The NJ Department of Health website provides detailed information on how to prevent your child from getting lead poisoning, how to screen for lead, and case management for a lead poisoned child. It includes links to online educational and environmental resources as well as contact information for community based educational resources.
This article includes information about home water filtration devices including effectiveness, maintenance, best models and cost. It provides links to further information about home water filters and a video about how lead gets into our home. March 2016.
Certified Lead Evaluation Contractors (NJ Department of Community Affairs)
This spreadsheet provides contact information for certified residential lead testing contractors around New Jersey. June 2016.
The Lead Service Line Replacement collaborative’s goal is to accelerate voluntary lead service line replacement in communities across the United States. This site provides information to help communities facilitate full LSL replacement.
The Value of Green Infrastructure
This guide assesses the economic benefits of green infrastructure in order to help decision-makers evaluate water management options in their communities.
Green Infrastructure Mapping Guide
This guide shows spatial analysts how to incorporate green infrastructure into a GIS work plan and rank and prioritize green infrastructure for their study areas. It focuses on planning for flood related impacts of coastal hazards and provides access to examples, process guidance, case studies and templates.