New Jersey’s Aging Water Infrastructure

New Jersey’s water infrastructure is falling apart. The state needs to spend more than $40 billion to fix a water distribution system that leaks at least 20 percent of the treated water it delivers to homeowners and businesses. Much of the money needs to be spent upgrading wastewater treatment plants, some of which dumped — after Sandy — hundreds of millions of gallons of raw sewage into state waters, a source of drinking water for millions.

Moderator: Tom Johnson, energy writer, cofounder NJ Spotlight

Panelists:
Michele Siekerka, Assistant Commissioner Water Resource Management, NJ Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP); Robert E. Hughey, Member, Leadership Group, Facing Our Future; Principal, REHughey, LLC; former Commissioner, NJ Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP); Stephen P. Schmitt, Vice President of Operations, New Jersey American Water; Richard S. Dovey, President, Atlantic County Utilities Authority (ACUA)