Water connects us all, and New Jersey’s water systems are essential to our communities- they cannot fail. That’s why Jersey Water Works is creating Jersey WaterCheck in December 2020.  

Jersey WaterCheck is an online resource that: 

    Includes every drinking water and wastewater system in the state 

    Incorporates data from publicly available sources and survey information in one easy-to use website 

    Creates the foundation we need to transform New Jersey’s water infrastructure 

Jersey WaterCheck will tell the story of our state’s water infrastructure needs. We require facts, data, and metrics that demonstrate the need to invest in sustainable, cost-effective solutions that provide our communities with clean water and waterways. Solving New Jersey’s water infrastructure challenges will lead to healthier, safer neighborhoods; local jobs; flood and climate resilience; and economic growth.

Jersey WaterCheck will also enable Jersey Water Works members to know if they are succeeding at meeting their shared goals and subgoals and provide feedback to Jersey Water Works members and committees about whether their strategies are succeeding and where they need refinement. By supporting continuous learning and action by JWW stakeholders, Jersey WaterCheck will accelerate the improvement of water infrastructure in the collaborative’s four goal areas, as detailed in the infographic below.

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Jersey Water Works members will make Jersey Water Check successful: 

    Members can talk it up – Jersey WaterCheck is for all of us, and we’ll need you to help engage your organization in the launch.

    Utilities can engage in Jersey WaterCheck by becoming a part of our utility coalition, promoting the online resource, and sharing information with Jersey Water Works about their utility services

For more information contact Jyoti Venketraman.

 

The JWW data advisory committee provides subject area expertise and perspective on water sector metrics. Members include:

Daniel J. Van Abs Ph.D., PP/AICP

Rutgers University, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences

G. Christian Andreasen, Jr., P.E.

Middlesex Water Company

Monique Girona

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

Wynnie-Fred Victor Hinds

Newark Environmental Commission; Clean Water Action

Sarah Neiderer

Moonshot Missions

Kevin Whitney

Atlantic County Utilities Authority

Jersey Water Works measurement system (downloadable version)

In 2016, the collaborative proposed an aspirational measurement system to track its progress toward accomplishing those goals. The graphic below provides a detailed breakdown of this aspirational measurement system. It outlines indicators that help track progress, providing feedback to Jersey Water Works members and committees about whether their strategies are succeeding and where they need refinement.

Decoding the System:

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Goals and Subgoals:

What we are working to achieve

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Indicator:

What we will measure to track progress

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By 2020:

What we want to see by 2020

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