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Archive for the ‘Wastewater’ Category

Action Agenda for New Jersey’s Water Infrastructure

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
New Jersey's Water Infrastructure - Action Plan

JERSEY WATER WORKS (JWW) Executive Summary Water Infrastructure is invisible. People and businesses expect the ready availability of clean, affordable drinking water, safe removal of wastewater and efficient management of stormwater. But when water infrastructure fails — whether through a water or sewer main break, local flooding or pollution swept into a fishing stream — […]

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Not Everything Is Broken: The Future of U.S. Transportation and Water Infrastructure Funding and Finance

Friday, December 8th, 2017
Figure S.1: Total Federal, State and local spending on infrastructure, 1956-2014

Infrastructure has become a popular topic, fueled by a widely held perception among the general public and many elected officials that the nation’s infrastructure is crumbling as a consequence of age and underinvestment. In fact, not all transportation and water infrastructure in the United States is falling apart—far from it. While highway, bridge, and water system maintenance backlogs exist in many places, the data do not support a picture of precipitous decline in total national spending or in the condition of the assets. Rather, the U.S. infrastructure story is far more nuanced and challenging.

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Without clean water, soccer uniforms would never make it through the season

Thursday, October 12th, 2017
Value of Water: Washing Machine

Most of us never think about how clean water gets to us or where our dirty water goes. Luckily we don’t have to. Pumps, treatment plants, and pipes bring us clean water and carry our wastewater away.

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When Nature Calls, You Open Stalls

Thursday, October 12th, 2017
Value of Water - When Nature Calls

Most of us never think about what happens to the water we flush. Luckily, we don’t have to. Pumps, treatment plants, and pipes remove and clean wastewater so it can be returned to the environment or safely reused.

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Water is one of life’s great pleasures

Thursday, October 12th, 2017
Value of Water - Poolside

Splashing in a pool, tossing a water balloon—water is one of life’s great pleasures. Most of us never think about how water gets to us or where it goes when it swirls down the drain. Luckily, we don’t have to. Pumps, treatment plants, and pipes bring us clean water and remove wastewater.

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Water defends us from 400,000 house fires in the U.S. each year

Thursday, October 12th, 2017
Value of Water - Firemen

IMAGINE A DAY WITHOUT WATER: OCTOBER 12, 2017 There are nearly 400,000 house fires in the U.S. each year, and water that flows from hydrants is our best defense. Most of us never think about how water gets to us. Luckily, we don’t have to. Pumps, treatment plants, and pipes bring us clean water and […]

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Mornings Wouldn’t Be the Same Without Water

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

IMAGINE A DAY WITHOUT WATER: OCTOBER 12TH, 2017 Mornings wouldn’t be the same without water. Most of us never think about how water gets to the tap or where it goes after it swirls down the drain. Luckily, we don’t have to. Pumps, treatment plants, and pipes bring us clean water. But our water systems […]

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October 12, 2017–Nationwide Event: Imagine a Day Without Water

Monday, October 9th, 2017
Water Infrastructure - Image a Day without Water

The good news is that the American people are already widely supportive of increased investment in nation’s water infrastructure. Above any other pressing political issue, Americans name rebuilding our nation’s infrastructure as the issue they most want our elected officials to address. Americans view water infrastructure investment as an even greater priority than infrastructure generally, with 82 percent of voters saying that they view the issue as either important or very important. No other issue facing our public officials enjoys such a broad consensus.

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The Scoop on Stormwater

Friday, July 21st, 2017

Stormwater runoff is a major cause of water pollution in urban areas. When rain falls on our roofs, streets, and parking lots in cities and their suburbs, the water cannot soak into the ground as it should. Stormwater drains through gutters, storm sewers, and other engineered collection systems and is discharged into nearby water bodies. The stormwater runoff carries trash, bacteria, heavy metals, and other pollutants from the urban landscape. Higher flows resulting from heavy rains also can cause erosion and flooding in urban streams, damaging habitat, property, and infrastructure.

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Good Question: Why Are My Water Rates Going Up?

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

Ever wonder why your water rates are going up, even though you’re using less? Good question! And one we’d love to answer.

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