The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has been on a mission to eliminate CSOs (Combined Sewer Overflows), leading to billions of dollars of work for our industry. The latest round of long-term control plans, submitted by public owners from around the state last fall, are awaiting approval by the DEP. In a letter to the Director of the Division of Water Quality, the group in charge of this process, NUCA NJ urged the speedy approval of these long-term plans. The faster that permits can be issued and projects advertised, the better it is for residents, communities, bidders and suppliers, the state's economy, and our environment. Our Association will continue to work with the Department to ensure timely approvals and increased efficiency for the next phases of CSO elimination planning.
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