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NJFuture Redevelopment Forum 13 Infrastructure Facing Our Future
NJFuture Redevelopment Forum 13 Infrastructure Facing Our Future
NJFuture Redevelopment Forum 13 Infrastructure Facing Our Future
NJFuture Redevelopment Forum 13 Infrastructure Facing Our Future
NJFuture Redevelopment Forum 13 Infrastructure Facing Our Future
NJFuture Redevelopment Forum 13 Infrastructure Facing Our Future
NJFuture Redevelopment Forum 13 Infrastructure Facing Our Future
NJFuture Redevelopment Forum 13 Infrastructure Facing Our Future
NJFuture Redevelopment Forum 13 Infrastructure Facing Our Future
NJFuture Redevelopment Forum 13 Infrastructure Facing Our Future
NJFuture Redevelopment Forum 13 Infrastructure Facing Our Future
NJFuture Redevelopment Forum 13 Infrastructure Facing Our Future
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NJFuture Redevelopment Forum 13 Infrastructure Facing Our Future

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    1. NJ Future Redevelopment ForumMarch 1, 2013Previewing the Upcoming Report: Infrastructure Investments Necessaryfor Economic Success
    2. F a c i n g O u r F u t u r e Agenda  Facing Our Future: The Initiative  The Problem  The Issues  Section Preview: Water Infrastructure Systems - Selected Report Information re: Needs, Funding and Recommendations  Conclusion  Contact Facing Our Future2 Facing Our Future
    3. F a c i n g O u r F u t u r e Facing Our Future: The Initiative Facing Our Future Leadership Group  What is Facing Our Future? Members - Organized, independent and Nancy Becker nonpartisan/bipartisan effort William H. Byrnes Raphael “Ray” Caprio • Offers insight and analysis from volunteer Michael Catania Leadership Group of nearly two dozen former Sam Crane Kathy Crotty gov’t cabinet officers, senior gov’t executives Christopher J. Daggett and public servants Hans Dekker Robert Del Tufo - Builds understanding about New Jerseys John Farmer systemic fiscal problems Caren Franzini Gwendolyn Harris • Identifies critical infrastructure investments Michael M. Horn needed for NJ’s future economic growth Feather O’Connor Houstoun Robert Hughey • Uses existing public information and past Richard F. Keevey reports in one comprehensive place Jack Lettiere Marc Pfeiffer - Fosters environment of informed public Deborah T. Poritz discussion – and future of NJ Ingrid Reed Robert L. Smartt - Conducted without bias, hidden agenda, Charles Venti partisanship or political motivation3 Facing Our Future
    4. F a c i n g O u r F u t u r e The Problem  Absence of integrated approach  Inability to maintain current infrastructure  Failure to fund adequate investment to spur economic growth  Deterioration of primary drivers re: economic competitiveness – power, transportation and water  Projection of growing, systemic fiscal gaps at all levels of NJ gov’t4 Facing Our Future
    5. F a c i n g O u r F u t u r e The Issues • Capitalize on first-hand appreciation of the daily relevance of infrastructure - Understand what happens when deteriorated infrastructure fails • Need tools for strategic guidance and comprehensive planning • Reflect fiscal realities of NJ and impact of Sandy - Focus economic NJ’s DRIVERS resources on FOR ECONOMIC prioritized areas most SUCCESS essential for economic success5 Facing Our Future
    6. F a c i n g O u r F u t u r e Report Preview: Water Infrastructure Systems Selected Needs  Halt leakage/water loss - 20 to 22 percent of treated water lost into the ground - Reason: failing infrastructure and failure to invest in that infrastructure  Improve stormwater management - NJ leads the nation in the need for stormwater management - Support stormwater management in developed areas  Purchase additional watershed properties - Enhances ability to remain competitive through reliable water supply - Maximizes the natural protection of watersheds  Provide strong and transparent capital planning process and oversight - Provides clear direction and publically available information • Make information available to planners, businesses, potential investors and other development professionals • Update – without further delay – New Jersey Water Supply Master Plan - NJ’s long-term growth requires adoption6 Facing Our Future
    7. F a c i n g O u r F u t u r e Report Preview: Water Infrastructure Systems Selected Funding  $36.6 billion - most recent number available (2008) - Funds New Jersey’s water infrastructure systems needs • Water supply, wastewater treatment, stormwater management – viewed together  $7.96 billion in capital investments over the next 20 years - Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) estimates - Install/upgrade/replace New Jersey’s drinking water infrastructure - Failure only increases the rate of water loss beyond the current 20 to 22 percent  $250 million total – at least, over next five years - open space preservation - protection of watershed lands - supports stormwater management needs7 Facing Our Future
    8. F a c i n g O u r F u t u r e Report Preview: Water Infrastructure Systems Selected Funding Sources  Obtain and increase funding for open space preservation - Requires minimum of $250 million total over the next five years  Use New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust - Finance approximately $300 million in project costs each year for any of the projects that are part of the Project Priority List - Estimated total cost of 117 projects included on the Project Priority List: $533.6 million (FY2013) - Combine new money and loan repayments  Use Clean Water State Revolving Fund - Provides low-interest loans for water quality protection projects - Use to make improvements to wastewater treatment systems, control pollution from rain water runoff, and protect sensitive water bodies and estuaries  Use Drinking Water State Revolving Fund - Provides low-interest loans to finance improvements to drinking water systems - Focuses on providing funds to small and disadvantaged communities and programs that encourage pollution prevention • Provides tool for ensuring safe drinking water8 Facing Our Future
    9. F a c i n g O u r F u t u r e Report Preview: Water Infrastructure Systems Selected Recommendations  Update the New Jersey Water Supply Master Plan  Strengthen the capital planning process - Implement revised storm water management plans and wastewater plans as currently organized by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and integrate the plans with county and municipal plans - Identify costs of implementation and how they are funded – including developer fees  Obtain and increase funding for open space preservation to protect watershed lands  Expand buy-outs of particularly vulnerable properties - Minimize future damages - Create natural buffer areas to protect infrastructure and developed areas9 Facing Our Future
    10. F a c i n g O u r F u t u r e Conclusion  Facing Our Future report - Previews Infrastructure Investments Necessary for Keys to Successful Economic Success (release March 2013) Infrastructure Investment • Full Report: Electric Power, Transportation and View comprehensively Water Infrastructure Systems rather than as discrete, disconnected areas - Highlights NJ’s long failure to maintain and invest adequately - Identifies long-term infrastructure needs that drive Support consistency – and economic competitiveness prioritization – in conjunction with long- - Includes specific recommendations on funding needs range economic plans and sources - Provides fact-based, no-blame opportunity to understand and explore relationship across areas of infrastructure investment and with economic success NJ’s infrastructure – a legacy from past generations – decays from delayed repairs and deferred maintenance. This was our perfect storm before Sandy – and it remains today as we recover and rebuild.10 Facing Our Future
    11. F a c i n g O u r F u t u r e Contact Facing Our Future  Sign up for the regular news brief “Options in Action”  Email Facing Our Future at facingourfuture@cnjg.org  Follow us on Facebook  Learn more about Facing Our Future at www.facingourfuture.org Thank You Watch for the March Release of Facing Our Future’s 2013 Report: Infrastructure Investments Necessary for Economic Success11 Facing Our Future
    12. F a c i n g O u r F u t u r e12 Facing Our Future

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