How to Get the Water Flowing
November 23, 2010 at 10:00 AM EST
More than 50 real estate professionals throughout the Garden State met with representatives of New Jersey American Water to talk about water infrastructure for commercial and residential projects that create jobs and residences in the state.
The half-day summit, held last week at the Greate Bay Country Club in Somers Point, focused on fostering relationship between developers and New Jersey American Water; each learning from the other and recommending improvements to the process of providing developers with water service.
Developers were given an in-depth look at New Jersey American Water’s process of providing water services to the development community, from the application stage, through the review process, to issuance of agreements; and ultimately to construction. Attendees asked questions and exchanged ideas with New Jersey American Water on how to best meet developers’ needs.
“Overall, we had a cross section of those who touch the development process including engineers, consultants, municipal officials and of course, developers” said Elliott Schwartz, engineering manager at New Jersey American Water. “It was an opportunity to have open dialogue on how to get from the engineers’ plan to construction in the shortest time possible.”
New Jersey American Water, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately 2.5 million people. Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest investor-owned U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs more than 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to approximately 16 million people in 35 states, as well as Ontario and Manitoba, Canada. More information can be found by visiting www.amwater.com.