June 3, 2022 | njspotlightnews.org
The demand on the state to pay for water infrastructure projects such as fixing leaky mains, replacing lead pipes, preparing for climate change and removing hazardous chemicals from drinking water is at an all-time high, according to the Department of Environmental Protection.
NJ SEED:The need to repair and replace NJ’s aged drinking water infrastructure must be among the highest priorities for DEP. Our state’s residents need to be confident that drinking water is safe for their families. But the estimated price tag is a staggering6.79 BILLION DOLLARSand actual costs almost always exceed estimates.