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August 26, 2010

Dear Mayor:

Re: Water Conservation Workshop

Sustainable JerseyTM will be offering a WATER CONSERVATION WORKSHOP to help your municipality conserve water through the implementation of the Water Conservation Ordinance, which is one of the program’s priority actions, and the Water Conservation Education Program. 

Water is a critical natural resource that supports essential human activities as well as ecological functions.  Shortages can have dangerous and significant implications for public health as well as for the local economy and for ecological integrity.  In addition to reduced groundwater recharge from increasing impervious surfaces, demands on New Jersey’s limited water supply due to population growth and development have greatly increased.


Water Conservation Ordinance
A Water Conservation Ordinance can help municipalities curtail unnecessary water waste.  The elements of the model Water Conservation Ordinance will be discussed in detail.

Water Conservation Education Program
To be successful, water conservation efforts must also include an education program that informs individuals of the need to use water resources in a sustainable manner.  Municipal education programs that promote water conservation can serve as a good starting point for a more comprehensive water conservation program.

The Water Conservation Workshop will highlight municipal examples that have achieved water conservation through a variety of education strategies. 

Speakers from the NJ Department of Environmental Protection will present an overview of the Water Conservation Ordinance, and Education and speakers from area municipalities will present 2 examples and talk about their own efforts on this topic.  There will be time for Questions and Answers. 

DATE: September 16, 2010   TIME: 3:00-5:00 PM
PLACE: Alder Ave Middle School - Large Board Room, 25 Alder Ave, Egg Harbor Twp, NJ 08234

Very truly yours,


William G. Dressel, Jr.
Executive Director


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