New Jersey’s water infrastructure would get a $140 million boost under legislation scheduled for consideration today in the Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee.
A-4578 would appropriate $110 million for various watershed restoration and infrastructure improvement projects and A-4579 would appropriate $17 million for dams and $11 million or flood control and dredging.
NJBIA supports both bills.
“New Jersey’s water-related infrastructure badly needs to be improved, so it makes sense to allocate the resources available to us for these projects,” said NJBIA Government Affairs Vice President Tony Bawidamann. “In these cases, safety, environmental management and economic development go hand in hand.”
The projects funded by the bills are:
- Cape May Point Saltwater Intrusion, Mitigation and Habitat Restoration
- Atlantic White Cedar Forest Watershed Restoration
- Hudson-Raritan Estuary Water Quality, Infrastructure/CSO Improvements
- Water Supply and Wastewater Improvements Statewide
- Habitat Restoration
- Open Space Acquisitions for Groundwater Recharge
- Carteret Flood Control, Borough of Carteret
- Shongum Lake Dredging, Shongum Lake Property Owners
- Clement Lake Dredging, Borough of Gibbsboro
- Valhalla Lake Dam, Lake Valhalla Club
- Lake Tamarack Dam, Lake Tamarack Association
- Sunset Lake Dam, Borough of Mountain Lakes
- Iona Lake Dam, Township of Franklin (Gloucester)
- Rock Island Lake Dam, Rock Island Lake Owners Assoc.
- Upper Crest Lake Dam, Farm Crest Acres Association, Inc.
- Lake Plymouth Dam, Lake Plymouth Community Assoc.
- Lower Twin Lake Dam, Pompton Lakes Borough MUA
- Union Mill Dam, Township of Evesham
- Woolman Lake Dam, Township of Mount Holly
- Lake Reality Dam, Lake Reality Homeowners Assoc.
- Bubbling Springs Lower Pond Dam, Township of West Milford
- Lower Crest Lake Dam, Farm Crest Acres Association, Inc.
- Bamber Lake Dam, Township of Lacey
- Clement Lake Dam, Borough of Gibbsboro