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Change in the resilience of critical infrastructure  

 

Combined heat and power system will be able to handle the critical electric load of the plant and 
will utilize black start technology to eliminate dependency on the electric grid    

 

WATERSHED STEWARDSHIP  

 

Unified vision statement established that integrates water supply, water conservation, water 
recycling, runoff management, wastewater facilities planning, and infrastructure planning using 
a regional watershed approach.   

 

Green infrastructure deployment to enhance infiltration, evapotranspiration, treatment, or 
capture and reuse of stormwater  

 

Ecosystem enhancements for improved hydraulics or water quality, including:  

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Riparian reforestation to enhance pollution mitigation functions 

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Stream channel restoration for increased hydrologic stability   

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Critical land acquisitions (e.g., conservation easements, buffer-zone purchases)   

 

Climate impact resilience principles incorporated into planning for new, repair, and replacement 
of infrastructure.   

Holistic, integrated protection approach to manage significant potential sources of contaminants in the 
watershed that improves surface water quality and avoids transferring pollutants from one resource to 
another Systems that add value to the urban landscape with resilient, adaptable, affordable and 
environmentally sensitive water infrastructure that continues to provide basic services, but also 
enhanced recreational, aesthetic and environmental value Integration of wastewater services with 
urban planning entities Stakeholders comment on evaluation of alternatives in triple bottom line 
analysis, as appropriate Public education on importance of healthy watershed  

Performance Measures & Results 

Reduction in wet weather impacts (e.g., flooding, CSOs, SSOs, gallons of infiltrated water not reaching 
collection systems)  45 green infrastructure projects completed through  end of 2015 by Camden SMART 
green infrastructure program provide estimated 61.2 million gallons captured per year;  

Elimination of 8 CSO outfalls and installation and upgrade of CSO netting systems remaining 30 CCMUA 
and Camden City CSOs reduce amount of solids entering Cooper and Delaware Rivers.  

Enhanced pollution mitigation (e.g., sediment capture through green stormwater infrastructure)   

Preparation of bid specifications for Camden City sewer maintenance specifying conformance with 
proper maintenance operations; Increased hydrologic stability (e.g., reduction in flood-prone land area)   

Separation of combined sewers in vicinity of Von Nieda Park in Camden City’s Cramer Hill section 
conducted in conjunction with Baldwin’s Run stream daylighting project and Von Nieda Park 
reconfiguration project reduced neighborhood flooding by 50 million gallons per year  

Creation or enhancements to wetland areas for natural treatment/storage  Enhancement of wetland 
areas in Cramer Hill section of city of Camden in conjunction with Baldwin’s Run stream daylighting 
project, both components addressing neighborhood flooding problem; Restoring riparian buffer at 
newly created CCMUA-owned Phoenix Park in city of Camden;