Welcome to Jersey WaterCheck’s evaluation center — the Benchmark Hub.

The Benchmark Hub helps utility managers and state leaders dive into the factors that contribute to the need for water infrastructure investment. Here you will find the details, measures, reports, results, and data that we’ve gathered for every water and wastewater system in the state.

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Met NJ Water Quality Accountability Act requirements for asset management (state-level)

This measure is a regulatory requirement.

At the state level, this metric shows the percentage of all NJ drinking water systems that have certified that they have an Asset Management Plan that met NJ Water Quality Accountability Act requirements. The Water Quality Accountability Act requires systems with more than 500 connections to create long-term plans (i.e., asset management plans) and to use industry-standard practices to test valves and fire hydrants. Systems that exceed a threshold of violations in a year must report to the State how they plan to correct them. The violations can be in connection with reporting or water quality. Systems must take measures to address cyber security and must certify annually that they comply with federal and State drinking water regulations and the WQAA. For a more detailed overview of the WQAA, click here.

The percentage was calculated out of the number of systems with either a "Yes" or "No" value, rather than out of the total number of systems in New Jersey. Percentages by system size: 86% of large systems, 79% of medium systems, and 79% of small systems met the requirements in 2019.

Note: Systems may have updated results from the latest data shown here.

Data Source: NJ Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP)

Click here see the related system-level measure.