New Jersey’s infrastructure is crumbling. We hear this over and over again, but for the most part, the discussion centers on the state’s antiquated roads, bridges, and mass-transit systems.
But water systems are at least as big a problem for New Jersey. According to the American Society of Civil Engineers, New Jersey needs to spend $32.5 billion on upgrading its wastewater facilities over the next 20 years.
Another $8 billion is needed to ensure that the infrastructure for drinking water remains intact. The ASCE estimates that the country needs to invest $3.6 trillion in its infrastructure in order to remain globally competitive.