09 Jan: Rice Bill For Water Supply Projects Receives Final Legislative Approval

TRENTON – A measure sponsored by Senator Ronald L. Rice, which would appropriate $53 million from the voter approved “Water Supply Bond Act of 1981” for essential water supply projects, received final legislative approval today in the Assembly by the vote 44-27-7.

“One of the most important emergency water supply interconnections in New Jersey is between the City of Newark and the Elizabethtown Water Company,” said Senator Rice, D-Essex. “This interconnection has proven valuable in several recent droughts. The ability to deliver Raritan Basin water to the Passaic Basin has been an important part of the State’s drought response efforts.”