Jersey City agrees to $1 billion plan to improve drinking water, combined sewer system

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The agreement is expected to significantly reduce the amount of pollution being discharged into the Hackensack River, Hudson River and Newark Bay. The upgrades are expected to benefit communities of color that have faced environmental justice challenges for decades. The sewer system improvements will reduce discharges from combined sewer overflows by 370 million gallons per year and prevent more than 1 million pounds of pollutants from entering nearby waterways annually.
4 months ago·Jersey City, United States

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Jersey City agrees to $1 billion plan to improve drinking water, combined sewer system

The JCMUA estimates the work detailed in the consent decree modifications will take an additional 10 years to complete and cost approximately slightly more than $1 billion.

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