National Infrastructure Week showcases its importance to N.J., U.S.

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By Andrew Hendry, New Jersey Utilities Association, May 15, 2017 at 3:00 AM

The New Jersey Utilities Association is joining with hundreds of business, labor and advocacy organizations to recognize National Infrastructure Week from Monday through Friday. The purpose of this week is to highlight the state of the nation’s infrastructure and its critical importance to our economy and well-being.

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NJUA and NJBPU Recognize April as New Jersey Underground Damage Prevention Month

Group_1.JPGThe Hon. Richard Mroz, President, NJ Board of Public Utilities; Andrew Hendry, President & CEO, New Jersey Utilities Association; Bill Tappin, Markout Performance Coordinator, South Jersey Gas & Vice Chair, NJ Common Ground Alliance; and Laurence Downes, Chairman & CEO, New Jersey Resources 

NJUA President and CEO Andrew Hendry spoke on behalf of the Association at a news conference held by the NJ Board of Public Utilities to discuss the “Call 811 Before You Dig” initiative, a national campaign designed to raise awareness and remind homeowners, contractors, and excavators about the critical importance of calling 811 to request a mark out of underground utilities before digging.

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New Jersey Utilities Association Celebrates 10th Annual National Safe Digging Month

NJUA encourages New Jersey residents to always call 811 a few days before digging 

Trenton, N.J. – This April marks the 10th annual National Safe Digging Month. In recognition of National Safe Digging Month, the New Jersey Utilities Association (NJUA) is reminding New Jersey residents to always call 811 three full business days before any digging project. National Safe Digging Month is formally recognized by the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate and has traditionally earned the support from nearly every state governor across the country.

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2017 Scholarship Opportunities from NJUA

NJUA is now accepting applications for two scholarships for high school students -- the NJUA Excellence in Diversity Scholarship and the NJUA Trade and Vocational School Scholarship. Links to more information and applications can be found here:

Diversity Scholarship: http://bit.ly/njuadivapp17

Trade and Vocational School Scholarship: http://bit.ly/njuatradeapp17

Please contact NJUA at (609) 392-1000 with any questions.

 

 

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Scholarships Available from National Association of Water Companies

$2,500 Scholarships for Students Interested in the Water Utility Industry or any Related Field

The New Jersey Chapter of the National Association of Water Companies Association is offering two $2,500 scholarships to high school students who will be attending a New Jersey college or university and is interested in the water utility industry or any related field. The scholarship application may be obtained from: http://www.nawc.org/membership/chapters-and-related-groups/new-jersey.aspx

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New Jersey Careers in Utilities Week Legislation Signed into Law

TRENTON, NJ – The third week in October will now be recognized annually as New Jersey Careers in Utilities Week, thanks to legislation signed last week by Governor Chris Christie. 

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COMMENTARY: Skilled workforce is key for utilities

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12:07 a.m. EDT October 19, 2016

New Jersey’s investor-owned utility companies provide critical services to the residents and businesses of New Jersey. We keep the lights on, provide clean and safe water, and ensure homes and businesses are warm when the weather turns cold. 

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New Jersey Utilities Association Celebrates Careers in Utilities Week

October 17 - 21 recognizes the public utility workforce in New Jersey

TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Utilities Association, the statewide trade association for the investor-owned utilities, and its 15 member companies are recognizing the third week in October, the 17 to the 21, as New Jersey Careers in Utilities Week.

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Public Water Utilities, Loath to Raise Rates, Must Deal with Aging Pipes, Pumps

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Water industry leaders warned that customers in New Jersey and nearby states face the prospect of higher bills to pay for the repair of aging infrastructure that has been neglected for years by local leaders who lacked the political courage to raise rates.

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New Jersey Utilities Association Alerts New Jersey Residents to Increase in Payment Scams

Trenton, NJ – The New Jersey Utilities Association (NJUA), the state-wide trade association for investor-owned utilities, is urging all New Jersey utility customers to be on high alert for a nation-wide phone scam during which scammers demand payment via a pre-paid card. 

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