On January 22, 2022, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJ DEP) Commissioner Shawn LaTourette announced the launch of the state’s Water Infrastructure Investment Plan (WIIP). The WIIP is funded with new Federal funding under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and continuing state appropriations championed by New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and the New Jersey Legislature. For 2022—the first of five allotments through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law – New Jersey will receive:
- $73.3 million for any eligible Clean Water State Revolving Fund project
- $30.6 million for any eligible Drinking Water State Revolving Fund project
- $48.3 million to address drinking water lead service line replacements
- $12.9 million to address contaminants of emerging concern, such as PFAS in drinking water
- $3.8 million to address contaminants of emerging concern in wastewater
Governor Murphy is quoted as saying, “This Water Infrastructure Investment Plan reaffirms our commitment to modernize New Jersey’s aging water infrastructure and deliver safe drinking water to our residents.” Additional information about the WIIP can be found on NJ DEP’s website HERE.