Protecting New Jersey’s Water Supply


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New Jersey’s water infrastructure, planning and policy need an upgrade.

 

Our drinking water is a finite resource that needs protection from drought and contamination.  Certain regions in the Garden State are already facing water challenges due to the lack of a comprehensive plan to protect our water supplies.

 


New Jersey has fallen behind when it comes to protecting water resources.

In May the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection released a draft Water Supply Master Plan.  The last plan was published in 1996.  Unfortunately, the recently released plan fails to provide solutions to the current and anticipated water supply challenges discussed in the document.

Review the draft Water Supply Master Plan.  Attend a public hearing and share your thoughts. Check out our June 26th press release highlighting the concerns of the SaveH2O Coalition.

 The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection will hold public meetings to gather input about the draft plan.

Public Meeting Dates

Tuesday, July 11 at 1:00 PM, NJDEP, 401 East State Street, Trenton

Tuesday, July 11 at 6:00 PM, USGS, 3450 Princeton Pike, Lawrence Township

Wednesday, July 12 at 3:00 PM, Millburn Public Library, 200 Glen Avenue, Millburn

Thursday, July 13 at 1:00 PM, Stockton University, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway, Campus Center, Board of Trustees Room

Public comment will be accepted until close of business on Friday, July 21, 2017 and can be sent by email to watersupply@dep.nj.gov – please write “Draft Water Supply Plan Comments” in the Subject Line.  Comment is also accepted by mail:

NJDEP-Division of Water Supply & Geoscience
Mail Code 401-04Q
P.O. Box 420
401 East State Street
Trenton, New Jersey 08625
Subject: Draft Water Supply Plan Comments

For more information: http://www.nj.gov/dep/watersupply/wsp.html


SaveH20NJ.org is a campaign of Pinelands Preservation Alliance, the New Jersey Highlands Coalition, the American Littoral Society, the Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions, the New Jersey League of Conservation Voters and the New Jersey Conservation Foundation. Contact these organizations for more information.  Learn more about the campaign here.

 This initiative is funded in part by the William Penn Foundation.