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AWWA NJ is actively involved in monitoring legislation and regulations that may affect the water community in New Jersey.

We work with Princeton Public Affairs Group (PPAG) to stay in contact and on top of what's happening in Trenton and around the state. 

For further information on any items listed here, contact our Section Manager or Water Utility Council

 Legislative Updates    
 NJ Water Supply Plan 2017-2022 - CLICK HERE for full Plan

On October 5, 2017, the State released the New Jersey Water Supply Plan 2017-2022. This revised Plan emphasizes the need to balance traditional water use with water resource protection, and outlines a range of policy options to achieve that balance amid an array of competing interests and issues. The 2017-2022 NJSWSP differs from preceding plans as it is designed to allow for continuous updates, as ongoing water resource evaluations, water use data, and more refined water demand projections become available.

The complete Water Supply Plan 2017-2022 is available now on the NJDEP Website at http://www.nj.gov/dep/watersupply/wsp.html

   
     

Water Quality Accountability Act (WQAA) - CLICK HERE for full Text

The Water Quality Accountability Act was signed into law by Governor Christie on July 21, 2017. This establishes new requirements for purveyors of public water to improve the safety, reliability and administrative oversight of water infrastructure. The Water Quality Accountability Act (WQAA) became effective as of October 19, 2017.

The full text of the Water Quality Accountability Act is available here (opens PDF) http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/PL17/133_.PDF

   

News Items

   

Benson to introduce bill package to increase transparency in lead testing after Trenton Water Works finds elevated levels

"NJ LEADS NATION WITH PLAN TO CURB TWO TOXIC CHEMICALS IN DRINKING WATER"
-NJ Spotlight, August 10, 2017

 

"LAW ON DRINKING WATER INFRASTRUCTURE REQUIRES UPGRADES OF LEAKING SYSTEMS"
-NJ Spotlight, August 8, 2017

 

Governor Christie Signs S-2834/A-4569 (Sweeney, Greenstein, Bateman/Eustace, Karabinchak, McKeon, Vainieri Huttle, Benson, Muoio) - The "Water Quality Accountability Act"; imposes certain testing, reporting, management, and infrastructure investment requirements on water purveyors
-July 21, 2017

   
   
     


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