The Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission (PVSC) has partnered with Rutgers Cooperative Extension (RCE) Water Resources Program to pilot an outreach and technical assistance program providing guidance and direction to the 48 municipalities in the PVSC service area regarding the benefits and opportunities of implementing green infrastructure practices.
Targeted efforts are needed for the management of stormwater runoff and nonpoint source pollution using green infrastructure so that municipalities can begin to alleviate localized flooding, protect and improve water quality, reduce inflow and infiltration and combined sewer overflows to local waterways. Through education, outreach, and community-driven demonstration projects, the program partners will provide municipalities with information they can use to make practical, science-based, and cost-effective decisions about water, wastewater, and stormwater management to improve the quality of life of residents while protecting the water resources of the region.
PVSC is committed to helping struggling communities better manage their existing water infrastructure. Through its partnership with RCE Water Resources Program, PVSC will:
Christopher C. Obropta, Extension Specialist, 848-932-5711, firstname.lastname@example.org
Matthew Leconey, Program Coordinator, 848-932-6716, email@example.com
Sara Mellor, Program Associate, 848-932-6747, firstname.lastname@example.org
John Pietrykoski, PVSC, 973-817-5777, email@example.com