Billions needed to upgrade N.J.'s water infrastructure

03/5/2013 | (New Jersey)

New Jersey needs to spend about $36.6 billion over the next five years to upgrade its water infrastructure and wastewater treatment facilities, according to a draft study by Facing Our Future. The state now loses as much as 22% of its treated drinking water because of aging pipes. Three water utilities have already gained approval to add surcharges to water bills to help pay for upgrades.

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