(02/69) RIDGEFIELD, NJ---Department
of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Bradley M. Campbell today
at noon will announce a new initiative regarding tax incentives to encourage industrial
facilities to reuse effluent from sewage treatment plants for industrial processes
instead of using water from other sources such as streams, aquifers, or drinking
water supplies. Campbell will make his announcement while touring PSEG Power's
Bergen Generating Station.
New Jersey continues to
be in a serious drought emergency statewide. The initiative being announced today
will give industry added reasons to reduce their dependence on our valuable water
Reservoir and groundwater levels continue
to decline with water demand at its highest. To address the drought, the state
must work with all constituencies to create ways to encourage water reuse to better
manage the state's water supplies today and into the future.