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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Actual annual capital expenditures for wastewater infrastructure (system-level)

At an individual system level, this metric shows the average annual capital expenditures for the wastewater system over the past three years. Capital expenditures refer to the funds actually spent by the system on capital improvements, major repairs, rehabilitation or replacement of infrastructure such as sewer lines, treatment plants, pumps, and other capital assets. The metric includes debt service on loans as well as cash expenditures also known as "pay as you go."

Capital expenditures show the actual amounts spent on infrastructure upgrades and replacements that can help ensure that water systems are robust and reliable. Because accounting practices vary based on governing structures, comparisons should be made with caution.

Note: The data for this metric are from multiple types of sources. Some utilities provided the data through a survey. Some data was found in documents posted on a utility's website, such as internal budgets or financial statements that included capital investments. Some data was found in the utility's Division of Local Government Services documents, which may or may not have accurate capital budgets, and which do not have actual amounts spent on capital projects. Again, comparisons should be made with caution.

Note: For some utilities with multiple facilities, this value represents the aggregate for all facilities that the utility operates.

Data Source: Survey

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Average of values for FY 2017, 2018, and 2019.