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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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Rain Garden Rebate Program

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.


rain garden rebate program

Somerville, Bridgewater and Raritan residents are encouraged to participate in the Rain Garden Rebate Program. Participants can get up to $450 back for installing a rain garden on your property!

To learn more about the rebate program, visit Rutgers' Rain Garden Rebate Program website.


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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