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Community support for the neighborhood parks and waterfront access and odor and truck traffic 
reduction effort has been expressed repeatedly.  

Level of stakeholder involvement in decisions that affect them   

CCMUA engages local community organizations as partners in the Camden Collaborative Initiative within 
and outside of regular working group meetings.  

Number of outreach events conducted to publicize and build support for water and water services  

Regular support for local cleanup and tree planting activities, and providing hosting facilities for local 
organizations. With present National Park Service Technical Assistance grant, sponsoring local family 
fishing day at CCMUA park facilities and promoting community involvement in park and trail 
improvement planning.  

Type and number of collaborations on data collection and assessment   

Data sharing for research and analysis of local sewer system and green infrastructure planning with 
Rutgers Cooperative Extension Water Resources Program, Trust for Public Land, Nature Conservancy, 
Camden City, academic researchers, consulting contractors.  

Amount and effectiveness of public outreach as an integral part of project planning  

Regularly updated Web page provides information on CCMUA activities, in particular green 
infrastructure, green energy, and other sustainability practices. The present National Park Service 
Technical Assistance grant is facilitating outreach to and soliciting input from the community on 
connecting them to the trails, parks, and other green infrastructure facilities provided by the CCMUA. 
Community workforce programs in place PowerCorps Camden is an environmental job training program 
for at-risk young people 18-26, being trained in trail and park stewardship, as well as general skills such 
as time management; two 30-person cohorts participate in a year; The summer Green Ambassadors 
program provides an opportunity for ten high school students to visit a number of environmental 
agencies and organizations to explore environmental career options, and participate in typical internship 
tasks.      

 

ENERGY EFFICIENCY  

 

Indication of management commitment (e.g., energy efficiency standard operating procedures; 
board/executive management energy efficiency policy, including quantitative goals developed 
and shared with stakeholders)  

 

Energy audit/benchmarking conducted to identify priorities for energy efficiency improvements  

 

‘Energy teams’ established and individuals empowered within the utility for energy efficiency 
activities (e.g., an “energy advocate” or “energy champion”)   

 

Energy management-related training provided to plant staff 

 

Utilization of energy conserving operational methods (e.g., optimization of primary 
sedimentation to reduce utilization of pure oxygen) 

Performance Measures & Results