NJAW to grant $8.1K to West Orange

NJAW to grant $8.1K to West Orange

CAMDEN, NJ — As water utility providers across the nation celebrated Drinking Water Week from May 5 to 11, New Jersey American Water announced the recipients of its 2019 Environmental Grant Program awards. This year, the company has awarded a total of $27,404 to three distinguished organizations and community groups — including the West Orange […]

NJAW wins 2019 Environmental Leadership Award

NJAW wins 2019 Environmental Leadership Award

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — New Jersey American Water was recently named a 2019 recipient of the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey’s inaugural Environmental Leadership Award. These awards recognize the efforts and greater impact of companies and businesses around the state who actively work to support and protect the environment. NJAW was one of […]

New Jersey American Water to invest $633K in Maplewood

New Jersey American Water to invest $633K in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — New Jersey American Water is replacing approximately 2,200 feet of aging water main in its Maplewood service area, according to a March 7 press release. The company is replacing water main that was installed in the 1910s with new ductile iron main along: Maplewood Avenue, from Jefferson Avenue to Beach Place; Beach […]

NJAW receives 2018 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award

NJAW receives 2018 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award

VOORHEES, NJ — New Jersey American Water was recognized by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection as one of this year’s recipients of the annual Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards. Recipients were recognized at a luncheon held at the New Jersey State Museum by NJDEP Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe and N.J. first lady Tammy Murphy, […]

NJAW certifies its compliance with new Water Quality Accountability Act

NJAW certifies its compliance with new Water Quality Accountability Act

VOORHEES, NJ — New Jersey American Water is providing details about its inaugural submission of compliance with the state’s new Water Quality Accountability Act, submitted to the state in October. “We are pleased to report that all New Jersey American Water systems that meet the criteria for the standards set by the new Water Quality […]

NJAW granted new rates by Board of Public Utilities

NJAW granted new rates by Board of Public Utilities

VOORHEES, NJ — On Oct. 29, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities approved a settlement between New Jersey American Water and the N.J. Division of Rate Counsel and BPU staff for new water and wastewater rates for New Jersey American Water. The new rates represent a $40 million annual increase in water and wastewater […]

Legionella bacteria found in several school district water fixtures

Legionella bacteria found in several school district water fixtures

WEST ORANGE, NJ — After finding low levels of legionella bacteria in some water samples from Redwood Elementary School in August, West Orange School District contracted with Garden State Environmental to test all schools and district facilities for legionella bacteria, which can cause Legionnaires’ disease. According to a Sept. 25 update from the district, testing […]

Low levels of legionella found at Redwood Elementary

Low levels of legionella found at Redwood Elementary

WEST ORANGE, NJ — As cases of Legionnaires’ disease continue to crop up in New York and New Jersey, many public entities have been testing their buildings for legionella bacteria, which can cause the disease. In August, West Orange School District had Redwood Elementary School, where it found very low levels of legionella bacteria in […]

WO remediating 6 locations where legionella was found

WO remediating 6 locations where legionella was found

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Three weeks after West Orange officials announced they had found elevated levels of legionella bacteria in the water sources at Town Hall, test results of the township’s other municipal buildings revealed six other locations also have elevated levels of the bacteria. According to an Aug. 15 press release, internal plumbing was […]

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