The New Jersey Water Supply Authority is a public body, corporate and politic, constituted as an instrumentality of the State of New Jersey, exercising public and essential governmental functions.
The "Authority" was created by the New Jersey Water Supply Act on October 7, 1981, and in connection with the Act, all water supply facilities owned or operated by the State were transferred or leased to the Authority.
The members of the Authority consist of the Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection(ex officio member) and six public members appointed by the Governor upon the advice and consent of the New Jersey Senate.
The public members represent the agricultural community, industrial water users, residential water users, private watershed associations, public finance and water resource management and distribution.
Through rate support of our customers, the New Jersey Water Supply Authority seeks to maintain a dependable supply of water to central New Jersey residents, and preserve and enhance source water quality and quantity through planning, preservation, and assessment and rehabilitation of critical watershed parcels.