RUNNING WATER IN EVERY SCHOOL By The end of the year
Since 2018, Jersey City Together has been advocating for safe, running, potable water to be available in every Jersey City public school.
This was the #1 issue for parents during our first education-focused listening campaigns.
We have seen some progress -- with the pilot school and worst seven schools fully remediated as well as point of use filters installed in some other schools -- but we need all parties involved (the Jersey City Municipal Utilities Authority [JCMUA], the Jersey City Board of Education, the City of Jersey City, contractors, and more) to act quickly for the sake of our children.
We know the money is available now through federal and other dollars. The JCMUA has the responsibility to lead on this issue (they issue purchase orders and have contracted with Guarini Plumbing to conduct the remediation). But it will take leadership from all involved to ensure this happens without delay.
It's the 21st Century. All Jersey City children deserve safe running water that they can drink.