Regional Residents Launch ‘Edison Water Watch’|Edison, NJ Patch – Patch.com

12June 2020

EDISON, NJ– The South Edison Community Association (SECA) has developed a brand-new grassroots people committee called “Edison Water Watch” to “monitor, advise and support” Edison Township's new Water & & Sewer Utility.

“Our objective is to secure individuals's water quality and their wallets,” stated Edison Water Watch chairperson Dawn Santana. “This is not political, it's individual. Over 12,000 South Edison homeowner pay water and sewage system fees for this new energy. Everyone pays taxes. Everybody wants clean, budget friendly drinking water and toilets that flush. It does not get more individual.”

SECA produced the Edison Water Watch committee “too late to engage with town officials” about the new 4.9-percent sewer rate increase, Santana said. “But, our neighbors have other issues. They stress that water rates will increase too. They fret about repair and maintenance hold-ups. And all of us sometimes get rusty water from our faucets,” Santana said.

The Edison Water Watch plans to:

  • Monitor, help and support the town's new Water & & Sewer Utility.
  • Examine the energy's policies, working with practices and outdoors contracts; repair work expenses; responsiveness to homeowner; and make valuable suggestions.
  • Promote clean water efforts and assistance healthy rivers, streams and water products.
  • Host public forums and partner with environmental groups to promote tidy, safe drinking water.

Edison Water Watch volunteers include civil engineer Jeffrey Reeves; economist David Brennan; Edison Greenways president Robert Takash; biochemical engineer Jill Mesonas; community activist Rajesh Patel; and small-business owner Anthony Russomanno.

Find out more about Edison Water Watch: www.southedisoncommunityassociation.com/projects. Dawn Santana of Edison Water Watch. (Courtesy of SECA)

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