Tomorrow, Thursday June 21st, the New Jersey Senate will consider a bill that will keep pollution out of water and reduce flooding.
- Stormwater is the biggest source of pollution in our waterways.
- A majority of our waterways are not clean enough for drinking water, aquatic life, recreation, or fish consumption.
- Flooding in the state has increased as a result of more frequent and intense storms and more hard surfaces, such as pavement, throughout NJ.
When passed into law, municipalities, counties, and certain authorities would be authorized, not required, to form a stormwater utility. Stormwater Utilities are a tried and true system that 41 other states use to maintain better and improve existing stormwater management systems. Currently we are not maintaining these important systems properly. The utilities also use the money generated from the fees for new projects to reduce flooding and remove pollutants from our runoff. That means we are reducing the chance that our roads, basements, and properties will flood.
It is time for New Jersey to meet head on its polluted runoff problem. It is time for stormwater utilities to come to New Jersey.
Please urge your state Senator to vote for S1073, a bill scheduled for the Senate on Thursday that will address the problem of water pollution and flooding.
Reduce Flooding and Clean our Water- Vote Yes on S1073
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End date: Jun 21, 2018
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