ELEC825 fights to protect water
Local 825 members who live and work in New Jersey and New York deserve the highest quality water and sewer systems to raise their families. Our economy depends on modern infrastructure to continue to grow and expand. It is estimated that New Jersey alone will require $8 billion in repairs to, and modernization of, our crumbling infrastructure systems.
Costly and disruptive water main breaks, elevated levels of lead in drinking water and emergency repairs are becoming more common. What was once cutting-edge technology is now severely outdated and endangers residents and the environment. Aging infrastructure and a growing population compound the problems of combined sewer overflow events (CSOs), which are preventable with the right investments.
Progress has been made
With ELEC825’s support, the Water Infrastructure Protection Act (WIPA) of 2015 and the Water Quality Accountability Act (WQAA) of 2017 were passed by New Jersey’s Legislature and signed into law.
ELEC825’s work toward these achievements was driven by its interest in safeguarding our water and providing work opportunities for our contractors and operating engineers