In 2007 the Rutgers Cooperative Extension Water Resources Program, along with our program partners, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Water Resources and the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region 2, began developing a drinking water conservation pilot program for New Jersey.
This water conservation pilot program for New Jersey began with the solicitation of municipalities. Out of forty applicants, five communities were chosen due to their specific water supply issues, as well as their demographics.
The five communities include Livingston Township in Essex County, the City of Rahway in Union County, Belmar Borough in Monmouth County, East Greenwich Township in Gloucester County, and Egg Harbor Township in Atlantic County.
Financial and/or in kind support for this program has been provided by a Pollution Prevention grant funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 2 and a grant from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Water Resources.
Links to Partners and Resources
The following websites have additional water conservation tips and resources: