EPA provides New Jersey $84.5M for water infrastructure improvements

EPA provides New Jersey $84.5M for water infrastructure improvements

TRENTON, NJ — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Sept. 6 that it has awarded nearly $84.5 million to New Jersey to help finance water infrastructure projects that are essential to protecting public health and the environment. The funds will primarily be used to upgrade wastewater and drinking water systems throughout the state. “Working with […]

NJAW, SO water contract goes into effect

Following underwhelming performance from EOWC, village switches water providers Jan. 1

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On Jan. 1, South Orange Village switched water suppliers, leaving behind the oft-criticized East Orange Water Commission and forging ahead with New Jersey American Water. South Orange entered into a 30-year water sales agreement and 10-year operations and maintenance agreement with American Water, the largest water supplier in the nation. Thanks […]

Village officially awards water system contract to American Water

Switch to NJAW to give villagers softer water, reliability

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — American Water, the nation’s largest publicly traded water and wastewater utility company, announced last week that it has been awarded the operation and maintenance contract for the South Orange Village water services, so villagers should be prepared for the upcoming service switch from the East Orange Water Commission to New Jersey […]

EO-Council approves $23M bond ordinance for EOWC

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange City Council unanimously approved three bond ordinances related to the East Orange Water Commission at a meeting Monday, June 27, one of which appropriates existing funds for reallocation to be used on the city’s golf course. According to Cynthia Brown, the city clerk, Bond Ordinance No. 12 provides $500,000 […]

EO Council passes revised CY 2016 budget

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The East Orange City Council approved the revised $138,194,520 Calendar Year 2016 city budget with a 1.46-percent tax increase at its regular meeting Monday, June 6. According to city officials, the increase is a reduction from the 1.9-percent increase Mayor Lester Taylor introduced at the council’s March 28 meeting, and is […]

South Orange continues to investigate PFOA in H20

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — A likely carcinogen was detected a few months ago in 12 New Jersey water systems at rates above the state’s guidance level, according to a list compiled by the Department of Environmental Protection, and South Orange’s Well No. 17 is among those which — at one point or another, since testing […]

Village moves forward with contract to switch to NJAW

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The village held a public hearing March 21 regarding the 10-year operations and maintenance contract it will be entering into with New Jersey American Water, which will be providing South Orange’s water instead of the East Orange Water Commission beginning Jan. 1, 2017. The village made the decision to switch from […]

Public, EO Council discuss water safety concerns

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The recent revelations from the Newark public schools regarding elevated lead levels in students’ drinking water was a hot topic at the East Orange City Council’s regular meeting Monday, March 14. “I heard you talking about water and it made me nervous, because I saw Steve Harvey’s show today on Flint, […]