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Handout: Water Infrastructure Drives New Jersey’s Economy

In order to lay the groundwork for wide-scale transformation of New Jersey’s water infrastructure systems, members of the Jersey Water Works collaborative have prioritized educating the public and elected and appointed officials on the importance of taking care of water infrastructure. This booklet is a tool for doing so and Jersey Water Works encourages all to make this economic case to their local and state elected and appointed officials today.

Water Infrastructure Drives New Jersey’s Economy

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Working with the Market: Economic Instruments to Support Investment in Green Stormwater Infrastructure

This report, Working with the Market: Economic Instruments to Support Investment in Green Stormwater Infrastructure, will help stormwater program managers leverage market forces to drive implementation and investment in green infrastructure that meets their needs. Over the next 20 years, communities across the U.S. are likely to invest upwards of $150 billion to manage stormwater infrastructure and the associated impacts on water quality, hydrology, and health.  It was developed as a product of the 2016 fall dialogue hosted by the National Network on Water Quality Trading, written in partnership with Storm & Stream Solutions LLC, and with collaboration from WEF’s Stormwater Institute.

Working with the Market: Economic Instruments to Support Investment in Green Stormwater Infrastructure. Read the full report or the summary handout.


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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.

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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.

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Promoting the Value of Water and Water Efficiency

Resources from EPA WaterSense

WaterSense is a partnership program sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that promotes the value of water efficiency and water-efficient products. As a promotional partner of WaterSense, Jersey Water Works has assembled the following WaterSense resources to promote the value of water and educate on water conservation and efficiency.

Below are links to a series of factsheets, brochures, checklists, graphics and more that can be used to communicate and encourage water conservation and efficiency strategies.


What is WaterSense? – General Information

Every Drop Counts
This fact sheet provides an introduction to the WaterSense program, describes how to get involved and how to find WaterSense products.

Indoor Water Use in the United States
This fact sheet describes an average American’s water usage inside his or her home and provides tips on how to save water.


Address Local Water Issues

New Jersey Water Fact Sheet
This fact sheet describes New Jersey’s water supply, its growing water demands and the positive role water conservation and efficiency can play in protecting the state’s water.

When in Drought … Use Your WaterSense
These simple tips can help a community reduce water use during droughts. These tips to save water at home are worth considering even if there is no water shortage.


Engage Water Users

Brochure: Simple Steps to Save Water
This brochure provides simple and easy ways to be more water efficient. Contact the WaterSense Helpline to request printed brochures.

Checklist: Checklist for a Water-Efficient Irrigation System
This checklist covers what it takes to have a water-efficient landscape.

Bill Stuffers
Water utilities can use these customizable templates to educate customers about the importance of water efficiency. There is room to insert a logo before printing.

This 6.5′ x 2.75′ banner encourages Americans to make smart water-efficient choices regarding their water use and can be used in stores, community buildings, or at trade shows.

Social Media
These status posts for Facebook and tweets for Twitter can be used to publicize the We’re for Water outreach program. We’re for Water is a WaterSense national outreach theme used to educate consumers about water efficiency and water-saving behaviors.

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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.

Lead in Newark’s Drinking Water: Recommendations for Residents (Natural Resources Defense Council)

NRDC offers some recommendations for Newark residents to protect themselves from dangerous lead levels in their water.

5 Things You Can Do To Help Lower Your Child’s Lead Level (CDC)

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.

Actions You Can Take To Reduce Lead in Drinking Water (EPA)

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.

What You Need to Know About Water Filters to Remove Lead (USA Today)

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.

Lead Service Line Replacement Collaborative (LSLR)

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.



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