DEP Hosting Water Infrastructure Planning Session
On, Monday, January 24 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will be hosting an engagement session for elected officials regarding the Water Infrastructure Investment Plan (WIIP). This session will provide local elected officials the opportunity to share their water infrastructure needs and challenges and shape WIIP criteria, including project priority rankings, affordability criteria, funding packages, and project types that qualify for principal forgiveness. The session will also include discussions on the allocation of principal forgiveness and funding packages to address lead, PFAS, climate change, and sea-level rise.
The WIIP is fueled chiefly by federal funds made available under the Bipartisan Infrastructure law, which is set to provide New Jersey with $169 million this year for drinking water, stormwater, and wastewater infrastructure improvement projects, with additional funding of almost $1 billion available over the next five years.
The League is strongly encouraging local officials to attend this virtual engagement session in order to share your local priorities with the DEP. You must register to attend the free event. For more information on the WIIP, please see the DEP’s webpage.
Contact: Mike Cerra, Executive Director. 609-695-3481 x120, firstname.lastname@example.org