4 Upcoming Presentations By The JC Municipal Utilities Authority (JC MUA) - Understand The Options Being Considered To Manage Stormwater Issues in Jersey City AND Voice Your Opinion.
2 Public Meetings This Week !
This is an IMPORTANT time for you to learn more about the Long Term Control Plan (LTCP) being developed by the JC MUA. The LTCP will determine the types of solutions that will be implemented in Jersey City to manage JC’s CSO Issue or ‘JC’s Plumbing Problem”. The solutions can include a mix of GREY and GREEN Infrastructure and the goal is to optimize Green Infrastructure (GI) wherever possible..
The Reasons You Should Care -
The more Green Infrastructure the lower the cost of these projects and the more community benefits accrue. These upcoming projects represent the largest Capital Infrastructure $$$ Investement Jersey City will spend in a generation !
The COST matters as the many millions of dollars that this retrofit of the JC sewer system will cost, will be paid thru sewer utility fees assessed to ratepayers aka the general public, including businesses.
The BENEFITS of GI are well known, including moderation of extreme temperatures, e.g., lowering the heat island effect which reduces energy usage, air quality improvements, removal of carbon dioxide emissions, and other quality of life benefits including more Trees.
The GOAL this Spring is get as much community input as possible as the JC MUA must submit their preliminary plans to the NJ Department of Environmental Protection (NJ DEP) by this July 2019 - final plans are due July 2020.
Greenvile - Tuesday March 12 at the Bethune Center, 6pm - 7:30pm
Downtown - Thursday March 14th at City Hall, 6pm - 7:30pm
Westside - Thurs March 28th at the Hank Gallo Center in Lincoln Park, 6pm - 7:30pm
Heights - Thurs April 4th at PS # 28, 6pm - 7:30pm
Please Attend ONE Of These Meetings AND Please Share This Information !