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Barnegat Bay, Bayville, New Jersey

Can stormwater utilities help NJ reduce runoff pollution?

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - New Jersey may take another stab at creating new utilities to deal with stormwater runoff, the state's most persistent problem fouling [go to article]
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Meet the four-legged detectives inspecting your water

RAVEN SANTANA / NJTV NEWS - Since 2016, over 565 acres of the Navesink River in Fair Haven was prohibited from harvesting shellfish due to high levels [go to article/video]
new jersey environment news, water

Governor stresses unsafe lead levels in NJ water but offers no quick fixes

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Gov. Phil Murphy yesterday said it is time to focus on New Jersey’s aging water infrastructure, a problem most dramatically underscore [go to article]
Round Valley Reservoir, new jersey

Opinion: NJ’s water needs could decrease despite 10.4m residents by 2040

DANIEL J. VAN ABS / NJ SPOTLIGHT - New Jersey's three transportation Metropolitan Planning Organizations project an 18 percent increase in population [go to article]
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DuPont spinoff company could soon process toxic water for profit

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - Although under fire for how it has handled the cleanup of its pollution in a Pompton Lakes neighborhood, a DuPont spinoff company [go to article]
Hoboken food, Sandy, new jersey

Does rain tax have a chance of taming state’s stormwater runoff?

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - It’s been a system that has been used by most states to deal with an issue that has vexed policymakers in New Jersey for years [go to article]
Algae

Algae bloom fouls N.J.’s largest lake, indicating broader crisis

ANNE BARNARD / NY TIMES - Around Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey’s largest lake, workers have been laid off, sailing lessons canceled and summers ruined [go to article]
new jersey environment news, water quality

N.J. sets stringent standard on cancer-causing chemical PFOA in drinking water

JAMES M. O'NEILL / NORTHJERSEY.COM - The Christie administration said Wednesday the state will regulate levels of two contaminants in drinking water [go to article]
broken water pipes

Is NJ ready for water-use fee to fund billions in upgrades of aging infrastructure?

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - It has never won support in the past, but a state senator is reviving a decades-old bill that would impose a fee on water use to fund the rebuilding [go to article]
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Drinking water: 1.5M in NJ served by utilities that failed tests since Flint

RUSS ZIMMER and ANDREW FORD / APP.COM - Newark isn't the only place in New Jersey where the purity and safety of drinking water has been called into question [go to article]

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