The aging and decaying water infrastructure system that remains in use in some New Jersey towns could cost billions to upgrade, a Rutgers professfor told NJTVNews.org. In many places storm and waste water flow through the same system, which could eventually cause contamination and capacity issues, the report said. Approximately 21 municipalities built their systems between 1860 and 1920, human ecology professor Dr. Daniel J. Van Abs told NJTV during an interview. He did not say which municipalities were at risk, but estimated the costs to properly upgrade them could be between $4 billion and $9 billion.
/ / / NJ towns might need to spend up to $9B to repair water infrastructure, report says