WIPA, the Water Infrastructure Protection Act, authorizes certain owners of water or wastewater systems to enter into a long-term lease or sell their water or wastewater assets to a capable private or public entity, without a referendum, if Emergent Conditions exist.Learn More
NJDEP in partnership with the NJ Environmental Infrastructure Trust work together to provide low cost financing for the design, construction, and implementation of projects that help protect and improve water quality and help ensure safe and adequate drinking water.Learn More
The following are Boards, Commissions, Advisory Groups, etc. which are independent of the Department but whose work is affiliated with the department's mission or whose advice is provided to the Commissioner for consideration in setting department policy.
Pat Gardner serves as Assistant Commissioner for Water Resource Management under Commissioner McCabe.
She has worked in the field of environmental protection for more than 30 years, starting her career with the DEP in the Radiation programs. She joined the Water Resource Management program six years ago. In Water Resource Management, Pat served as Director of the Division of Water Supply & Geoscience for 4½ years and Director of the Division of Water Monitoring & Standards for 1½ years.
TRENTON – As part of the international promotion of Climate Week 2020, the Administration of Governor Phil Murphy will promote “Jersey Strong on Climate,” a weeklong virtual public education campaign led by the Department of Environmental Protection intended to help inform the public about the current and future climate threats New Jersey faces and the Administration’s actions to reduce and respond to climate change.
The Department is committed to working with Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) permittees and CSO communities to reduce or eliminate CSOs. As part of this commitment, NJDEP has been assisting permittees in meeting their permit obligations by providing technical assistance, guidance, and training
Category 1 (C1) is an antidegradation designation that is designed to protect high quality waters from degradation. C1 waters are protected from any “measurable change” to existing water quality because of their exceptional ecological significance, exceptional recreational significance, exceptional water supply significance, or their significance as an exceptional fisheries resource. This new story map allows users to explore the latest set of 2020 C1 upgrades (including the criteria for designation) as well as all other previously designated C1 waters throughout the state.
This new story map, launched in conjunction with the release of the DEP’s 2016 Integrated Water Quality Assessment, provides water quality trends at the state, regional and local levels as well as the status of water bodies in attaining ecological and designated-use goals. Users may zoom in on 958 assessment units – essentially sub-watersheds averaging about eight square miles each – to look up information providing a fuller picture of the ecological conditions and challenges for each of those areas.
New Jersey is working to address and mitigate the impacts of climate change. So far, its efforts have been successful, with New Jersey’s attainment of the 2020 greenhouse gas reduction goal years ahead of schedule. New Jersey is now looking ahead to its 2050 Goal and is accelerating its transition to a low carbon economy through reducing its carbon pollution, expanding its clean energy infrastructure and building resilient communities.