Jersey Water Works Releases Innovative Data Hub for Water Utilities

Jersey Water Works Releases Innovative Data Hub for Water Utilities

Water customers in New Jersey looking for information about whether their local water system contains lead service lines, meets regulations for bacteria treatment, spends money on annual maintenance, or has an affordability program for low-income households now have a one-stop option in the newly created Jersey WaterCheck website.

The site features a wealth of additional information about local utilities in the state and is believed to be the first of its kind in the United States. It includes every drinking water and wastewater system in New Jersey on one easy-to-use website, combining data from public sources and information from utilities for the customers who rely on those services.

The site was put together by Jersey Water Works, an award-winning, collaborative effort of more than 600 member organizations and individuals working toward the purpose of investing more in New Jersey’s water infrastructure.

Jersey WaterCheck aims to help consumers understand their local water and sewer systems and the role those systems play in public health, giving them an inside look at why it’s so important to continue investing in water infrastructure.

“For utilities, Jersey WaterCheck can help demonstrate progress, showcase public health commitment to the community, and facilitate learning best practices between peers,” the site reads. “Jersey WaterCheck creates the knowledge we need to improve New Jersey’s water infrastructure for individuals, communities, utilities and our state’s leaders.”

Jersey Water Works came up with the idea for a data dashboard in 2016 as its members sought a way to create a call to action among water infrastructure stakeholders.


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