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rain gardens, bioswales, cisterns, rain barrels, stormwater and downspout planters, trees, pervious 
pavement. Technical and institutional control measures to minimize odor releases from the plant have 
been instituted and noise and air emissions impacts from local industries and trucks have been and 
continue to be negotiated by CCMUA and its Camden Collaborative Initiative partners.  

Number and type of formal recognitions of partnerships by outside groups (e.g., state or national award) 
and any associated results for the community (e.g., acres of green space added in the community) 
Camden Collaborative Initiative (CCI) (CCMUA is a founding member) awarded EPA Region 2 2016 
Environmental Champion Award; EPA highlighted CCI’s sustainability efforts in a YouTube video 
(https://youtu.be/vzlJmHhSC3M); EPA recognized Camden SMART (CCMUA is a founding member) as a 
Region 2 2015 Environmental Champion; Camden SMART received NJ Future’s 2015 Smart Growth 
Award for its green and gray stormwater infrastructure program; CCMUA receives WAVE award from 
Association of Environmental Authorities of New Jersey for forward thinking and innovation; Phoenix 
Park (five-acre CCMUA project assisted by Camden SMART and funding partners) awarded 2015 
Environmental Achievement Award by Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions and 
Excellence in Water Resources Protection and Planning Award by NJ Section of American Water 
Resources Association;  

Number of ongoing communications network actions/activities  

 

Web site updated regularly with green infrastructure activity information Regular updating of 
the Camden Collaborative Initiative Website  Regular Meetings with Camden Collaborative 
Initiative Task Forces  

 

Type and number of working agreements and collaborative initiatives for growth planning 
between and across different levels of government  

 

Camden SMART (Stormwater Management and Resource Training) initiative formed with public, 
academic, and nonprofit organizations to take stormwater management actions throughout 
Camden City; Camden Collaborative Initiative (now numbering more than 45 organizational 
members) include representatives from federal, state, regional, local governments, private and 
nonprofit organizations working to address Camden City’s environmental challenges with active 
working groups in the areas of environmental education, land and brownfields, waste and 
recycling, air quality, water quality, and sustainability and environmental justice.  

Type and number of changes in operating practices of other partners (e.g., NPS controls by Ag. 
Producers, food producers, consumers)  

CCMUA its CCI partners developed water conservation ordinance and sustainability ordinance adopted 
by Camden City; CCMUA arranged with city to oversee city contracted water and sewer operators’ 
performance; signage and access restrictions restricting truck traffic in neighborhood have been 
implemented through CCMUA work with partners; stewardship of some public parks handled by CCMUA 
and its PowerCorps program job training members  

Level of community support for the benefits and costs of becoming a utility of the future today (e.g., 
annual survey results regarding community support for utility priorities)  

Regular participation by community partners in Camden Collaborative Initiative keeps them apprised of 
CCMUA activities and affords them input to CCMUA’s role in the community while it delivers its services.