(Camden, NJ) – On Thursday, Camden County, Camden City, and the Camden County Municipal Authority gathered in Philadelphia to receive the Innovation and Collaboration – Government Agency Award from the Water Resources Association (WRA) of the Delaware River for their commitment to local and regional water quality, water access, environmental justice, and sound water management.
“It is an honor to know that all of the hard work we do at the county, city and CCMUA to improve water quality in our community is being recognized,” Commissioner Jeff Nash said. “Our unwavering commitment to water equity will not stop at this award. This is a lifelong mission we intend on continuing, and we thank the Water Resources Association for this prestigious award.”
According to the WRA, Camden County, Camden City and the CCMUA received this award for the following reasons:
- Committing to clean, healthy, and sustainable water resources for Camden residents and the natural environment by working in partnership to provide local and regional water quality improvements through regional wastewater treatment, resilient sewer and stormwater infrastructure, and creative measures to address flooding and reduce combined sewer overflows.
- Envisioning and investing to create an economically thriving and dynamic waterfront along the Delaware River by working in partnership to clean up legacy industrial pollution and redevelop the Camden waterfront.
- Opening additional and improved opportunities for public access to Camden’s waterfront and waterways by investing and developing several riverside parks such as Gateway Park, Cooper’s Poynt Waterfront Park (former site of a state prison), Pyne Poynt Park, New Camden Park, Cramer Hill Waterfront Park (former site of the Harrison Street landfill), and Wiggins Waterfront Park and Marina.
- Nurturing a spirit of community that continues to identify and collaborate to address water quality and water equity challenges.