Water Policy and Management: Solving the Problems in Southern New Jersey

by Frank S. Impagliazzo, (M.ASCE), New Jersey-American Water Co, Haddon Heights, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Policy and Management: Solving the Problems


Southern New Jersey, which has relied solely on groundwater to satisfy its water supply needs, is depleting the primary source for that water. Symptoms of this depletion include declining piezometric levels in the aquifer, influx of sodium in the downdip portion of the aquifer and the migration of contaminants into the aquifer at the outcrop area. A regional solution known as the Tri- County Water Supply Project will allow for the conjunctive use of the area's largest surface water body, the Delaware River, with the existing groundwater infrastructure to meet Southern New Jersey's growing water supply needs.

Subject Headings: Water supply systems | Light rail transit | Groundwater management | Groundwater depletion | Water policy | Water resources | Sodium | Surface water | United States | New Jersey | Delaware

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