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The NJ Spotlight Roundtable Series: New Jersey's Water Supply in the 21st Century

It could cost as much as $20 billion to overhaul New Jersey's aging water infrastructure. Meanwhile, water purveyors face increasingly tough mandates to remove pollutants from drinking water. What does New Jersey need to do to tackle these problems before supplying residents with safe drinking water becomes a crisis?

It could cost as much as $20 billion to overhaul New Jersey's aging water infrastructure -- upgrading the lines and systems delivering water to residents and businesses, as well to wastewater to sewage treatment plants. Meanwhile, water purveyors face increasingly tough mandates to remove pollutants from drinking water. What does New Jersey need to do to tackle these problems before supplying residents with safe drinking water becomes a crisis? Panelists: Lee Solomon, Former President, Board of Public Utilities; Karen Alexander, President and Chief Executive Officer, New Jersey Utilities Association; Michael Sgro, Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary, New Jersey American Water; Dennis W. Doll, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Middlesex Water; Dennis Ciemniecki, President, Regulated Business, United Water
»Chapter 1: Opening Remarks
Will water be the crisis that defines the 21st century in New Jersey?
»Chapter 2: Panel Discussion
Currently, there are numerous small water companies scattered across New Jersey. Do they need to be consolidated? And if so, how will this be accomplished?
»Chapter 3: Panel Discussion (Continued)
Tough new government mandates are being enacted to ensure that New Jersey has a sufficient supply of clean potable water. Which mandates pose the greatest challenges -- and which will be the most expensive to meet?
»Chapter 4: Questions from the Audience



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