Water Quality Accountability Act (N.J.S.A. 58:31-1)

Enacted 7/21/2017, went into effect 10/19/2017

The WQAA established new requirements for purveyors of public water to improve the safety, reliability, and administrative oversight of water infrastructure.  Asset management of infrastructure capital assets (pumps, motors, pipes, etc.) aims to minimize the total cost of owning and operating these assets in order to ensure planned maintenance can be done on time with adequate funding. All water purveyors who have an internet-connected control system must develop a Cybersecurity Plan.  

  • Action Agency(ies): New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) central role in its implementation, along with New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, and the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs; water purveyors are those who are affected by the act.
  • Read the full policy language

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