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:
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.
Please consider attending the 2019 Annual Conference of Jersey Water Works, one of our partner organizations.
Jersey Water Works is working to transform New Jersey’s water infrastructure through sustainable, cost-effective solutions that provide communities with clean water and waterways; healthier, safer neighborhoods; local jobs; flood and climate resilience; and economic growth. The conference will take place on December 13th at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick, NJ. Find more information here: https://conference.jerseywaterworks.org/
Members of START include: