Fixing N.J.'s aging infrastructure a huge challenge

11/7/2012 | (New Jersey)

New Jersey's aging infrastructure was ill-prepared for Hurricane Sandy, and it remains vulnerable any time there is widespread flooding, this article notes. A 2009 ASCE report said the state needed to spend about $9 billion to upgrade wastewater treatment plants and $7 billion over the next 20 years to upgrade drinking water infrastructure. "The numbers are so big it is going to rely on federal dollars and borrowing," said Rich Keevey, a state budget crisis task force member and former state budget director.

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