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New Jersey Is Getting $1B for Water Infrastructure, But Asks: Will Anyone Come and Get It?

DEP Commissioner Shawn La Tourette said the state has an estimated $30 billion water infrastructure needs but local officials haven't always responded to programs to fund projects.

FRANK KUMMER / PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER – The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection went on an unusual public relations offensive Thursday, virtually begging county and local officials to apply for a piece of the $1 billion the state is expected to receive from the federal government for water system upgrades.

DEP Commissioner Shawn LaTourette said the state has an estimated $30 billion in water infrastructure needs, from replacing lead pipes to building new sewage treatment plants …