A new survey by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency indicates New Jersey needs to invest more than $17 billion to fix its ancient wastewater-treatment system, reports njspotlight.com.
About $8 billion is needed for sewage systems that empty into waterways during storms, according to njspotlight.com.
The state’s aging infrastructure is part of a projected $271 billion the US needs to maintain and improve the technology for sewage and runoff, reports njspotlight.com.
Adequate wastewater treatment is vital to the health of streams, rivers, and lakes where discharged sewerage and stormwater runoff end up used for drinking water, according to njspotlight.com.
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