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A Public Meeting to discuss the proposed Scope of Work for the Project was held on Monday, December 8th, 2003.  Over 60 individuals attended this meeting, which was held at the Cape May County Administration Building.  Representatives from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and U.S. Geological Survey provided an overview of the proposed work plan, and answered questions from the audience, which included municipal representatives and interested citizens. 

Based on the comments and questions received, the NJDEP developed the final Scope of Work  .  Questions or concerns may be addressed to David.McPartland@dep.state.nj.us  

Water Supply Study Background:  At the present time, an intensive study of Cape May County's water supply is being conducted.  This Study, also known as the "Gibson Study", will determine the present and future water needs of the County, while "minimizing adverse ground water or ecological impacts on the area".  The project is being managed by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, with technical assistance being provided by the U.S. Geological Survey.  The Cape May County Planning Department will provide oversight on one of the initial phases of the project which includes the conducting of a Build-Out Analysis. 

Public Information Meetings:  At given points in the process, public meetings will be held to provide opportunities for citizens to learn about the project and to provide input into the process.  Meeting dates will be determined by the NJDEP, and notices will be provided on the Cape May County website.  When possible, copies of agendas, handouts, and presentations will be provided in the Watershed Management section of the Form Center of the County website.  To access the Form Center, click here.


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