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<h1>JC START</h1>
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JC START

JC START (Jersey City Stormwater Treatment and Resiliency Team) is a collaboration of community members, city government, local and regional nonprofit organizations, and universities to make Jersey City a sustainable community that prioritizes best stormwater management practices such as green infrastructure. Green Infrastructure practices capture, filter, absorb and reuse stormwater to maintain or mimic natural systems and treat runoff as a resource through projects that involve plants, soil, trees, and engineered landscapes.
Jersey City START partners will work together to:

    • Advocate for green infrastructure and sustainable practices that improve water resources
    • Engage the community to increase the awareness of the issues and solutions around water resources to improve the quality of life
    • Assist City government in maximizing green infrastructure use on private and public land to increase green and open spaces
    • Develop and implement demonstration projects that promote resiliency to flooding

    For 2019, START is focusing on engaging the public on Jersey City’s combined sewer system and our Long Term Control Plan (LTCP). Jersey City’s LTCP aims to evaluate our sewer infrastructure and develop long-term strategies to reduce combined sewer overflows (CSOs) and improve the quality of the City’s waterways. By July 2020, the Jersey City Municipal Utility Authority (JCMUA), the City’s CSO permittee, will submit a final LTCP to the NJDEP that lays out the City’s plan. The JCMUA hosted a series of public meetings in March 2019 to discuss the proposed alternatives. Find out more at https://www.jcmua.com/ltcp.

    Meetings
    JC START is open to the public and meets monthly. If you are interested in attending a START meeting please email lsigmund@jcnj.org. Most meetings are held on the morning of the second Thursday of the month at the JCMUA building on Route 440. START also hosts evening meetings 4 times a year in order to better accommodate representatives from interested community groups.

    2018 MEETING MINUTES: January 2018, February 2018, April 2018, June 2018, July 2018, August 2018, September 2018, October 2018, November 2018

    2019 MEETING MINUTES: February 2019, April 2019, May 2019, July 2019, August 2019.

    Below are the dates and location of upcoming 2019 START meetings:

        • Thursday, August 8, 10-11:30 a.m., JCMUA
        • Thursday, September 12, 10-11:30 a.m., JCMUA
        • Thursday, October 10, 10-11:30 a.m., JCMUA
        • Thursday, November 14, 10-11:30 a.m., JCMUA
        • Thursday, December 12, 10-11:30 a.m., JCMUA

      Members of START include: