Businesses must connect to protect water supplies

October 2018

All business people must juggle a wide array of priorities each day. One that should be high on every-one's list is the health and sustainability of water resources in the Garden State.

From a business standpoint, the case for safeguarding our water couldn’t be stronger, as the health of our water is intrinsically linked to any state’s economic health.

This is particularly true in New Jersey. The Delaware River Watershed alone, for example, contributes more than $22 billion in economic activity and 600,000 jobs to the region. The farming and tourism industries are closely tied to abundant, clean, sustainable water supplies, with tourism alone contributing $44 billion and 321,000 jobs to New Jersey’s economy.

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