TRENTON, NJ – Trenton Water Works (TWW), which provides service to much of Hamilton Township residents and businesses, recently announced a series of public forums for residents, customers, and public official to ask questions about their drinking water and water-utility infrastructure and get information directly from agency’s leadership.
The five H2Open Forums are part of the TWW reorganization plan which includes community outreach to inform the public about the agency’s efforts to provide the businesses and residents they serve with safe drinking water.
The sessions will include presentations from TWW Acting Director Steven J. Picco who will provide information on TWW’s six-year, $405-million-dollar capital plan; the $150-million Lead Service Line Replacement Program and corrosion-control project; compliance with state Administrative Consent Orders (ACO); labor-force expansion; and TWW’s proposal to raise rates and fees.
“Our reorganization plan is on track, and we have made significant progress in improving operations, finalizing our $405-million-dollar capital plan, and expanding our workforce,” said Picco. “But much work and challenges remain—a reality that I would like to share with our customers and residents to help them better understand our decision-making and execution.”
The H2Open Forums will take place on: Monday, December 30 at Trenton City Hall located 319 East State Street in Trenton; Thursday, January 9 at Hamilton High School West located at 2720 South Clinton Avenue; January 14 at the Ewing Senior Community Center located at 999 Lower Ferry Road; Tuesday, January 21 at the Stony Brook Elementary School 20 Stephenson Road in Pennington; Wednesday, January 22 at the Lawrence Senior Center located at 30 Darrah Lane East.
Each forum will take place between 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm.
The 200-year old TWW services more than 200,000 people in City of Trenton, Hamilton Township, Ewing Township, Hopewell Township and Lawrence Township. It is among the largest publicly owned, urban water utilities in the United States. It supplies an average of 27 million gallons of Delaware River-sourced drinking water per day to 63,000 metered customers through its water filtration plant, water distribution system, three pump stations, and 683 miles of water mains.
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