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The New Jersey Water Supply Authority's Watershed Protection Programs Division was formed in 1999 to administer a systematic source water protection program for the watersheds that the Authority relies upon for its water supply. The Division's primary objectives include the development and implementation of projects that afford protection of the quantity and quality of the source water in the Raritan and Manasquan River Basins, and the Delaware & Raritan Canal and its tributaries for the benefit of the Authority and its customers. Read more and meet our staff >>

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Hydrilla, a highly invasive plant, has been found in the Delaware & Raritan Canal.


For more information about hydrilla in the Canal, call 908-730-0270 x223 or email hdesko@raritanbasin.org.

For general hydrilla information, view the Rutgers Factsheet.

Rain Garden Rebate Program 2017


Rain Garden Workshop Rain Garden Rebate Program

Attention: Somerville, Raritan Borough, Hillsborough and Bridgewater residents! Spring 2017 workshop information is now available on our rain garden page!

Rain Garden Demonstration Project

In October 2014, staff from NJWSA, Rutgers Water Resources Program, and the Leadership Somerset Class of 2014 installed three rain gardens at the Carol Pager Sports Complex / Exchange Field in Somerville as a demonstration project for the Rain Garden Rebate Program. The rain gardens collect water from Green Street, keeping polluted water from the road out of the Peters Brook. Below is a video about the project.

Raritan Basin Ag Mini-Grants:
Sharing the Cost of Water Quality Improvement

Up to 100% cost-share is available for the installation of agricultural practices that improve soil and water resources

Click here for more information on the Raritan Basin Ag Mini-Grants.

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