Clean water is essential to the residents, environment, and economy of New Jersey.
- Studies by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), the U.S. Geological Survey, and others show critical deficiencies in water supplies and quality.
- Drinking water is affected by land-use decisions and the resulting pollution.
- Unresolved legacy issues concerning lead and combined sewers, new regulatory requirements for emerging contaminants, growing threats from climate change, algae-infested lakes and ponds, as well as aging infrastructure.
- Over 90 percent of the waters monitored in New Jersey do not meet all the applicable water quality standards.
- Many of New Jersey’s communities experience the challenges of stormwater runoff that results in flooding and combined sewer overflows. Stormwater management is a significant contributor to waterway impairments and current funding for today’s stormwater management and for the needs of the future is clearly insufficient.
- Sea level rise and increased shoreline development puts more people and property at risk from storm hazards - local communities need better tools and resources to prepare for a healthy, safe and resilient future.
- Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency
- Department of Human Services
- New Jersey Redevelopment Authority
- New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs
- Department of State
- Business Action Center - Department of State
- Office of Secretary of Higher Education
- Plastics Advisory Council
- Department of Treasury
- Higher Education
- State Agriculture Development Council
- New Jersey Transit Village Program
- Metropolitan Planning Organizations
- New Jersey Transit
- State Planning Commission
- Secretary of State - Office of Planning Advocacy
- Secretary of State - Division of Travel and Tourism
- Secretary of State
- Drinking Water Quality Institute
- Office of the Attorney General
- First Lady’s Office
- Governor’s Office - Authorities Unit
- Governor’s Office
- Department of Labor and Workforce Development
- Schools Development Authority
- Office of Emergency Management
- Department of Education
- Department of Health
- Department of Children and Families
- Economic Development Agency
- Infrastructure Bank
- Board of Public Utilities
- Department of Transportation
- Department of Community Affairs
- Department of Environmental Protection
- Motor Vehicles Commission