The Link Between
Water Infrastructure & a Healthy Business Climate
Maintaining a healthy water infrastructure system is crucial for a healthy business environment here in Somerset county and throughout New Jersey. The majority of the water infrastructure we rely on today was installed after World War II, although some areas have pipes in the ground dating back to the 180's. Much of our infrastructure has reached the end of its useful life and needs to be repaired or replaced.
This program will examine the connection between a healthy water system and a strong economy. President Hanna from the Board of Public Utilities will be our keynote speaker followed by a panel discussion with industry experts on how to make our water infrastructure the cornerstone for a sustainable and prosperous future.
Mike Kerwin, President & CEO, Somerset County Business Partnership
David Baker, President, NJ American Water
9:20 Keynote Address and Q&A
Robert Hanna, President, NJ Board of Public Utilities
9:50 Environmental Insights
Michele Siekerka, Assistant Commissioner,
Department of Environmental Protection,
Division of Water Resource Management
10:30 Panel Discussion
Dennis W. Doll, CEO, Middlesex Water Company
Ann B. Brady, Managing Director, Plan Smart NJ
Phillip Beachem, New Jersey Alliance for Action
James Hughes, Dean, Bloustein School of Planning
& Public Policy, Rutgers University
11:15 Closing Remarks
Assemblyman Upendra Chivukula (D-17)
11:30am Plant Tour (optional)
The Summit is Sponsored by:
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Deadline: August 1, 2012
NJ American Water Canal Road Treatment Facility
- Take Interstate 287 to Exit 12
- At bottom of exit, make a left onto Weston Canal Road
- Travel on Weston Canal Road for approximately ¾ mile and make your 3rd left turn onto Randolph Road.
- (Land mark is a small private cemetery on corner of Randolph and Weston Canal) Travel approximately ¾ mile to entrance on right of NJ American Water Company Filtration Plant.