Clean Water Action: Murphy confirms rollback of Christie Highlands dirty water rule

Friday, December 7, 2018

Trenton, NJ - Clean Water Action issued the following statement in response to the NJDEP‘s formal notice today that the Christie Highlands septic density standard dirty water rule is and has been null and void ever since the state legislature rejected it in January of this year.

“We are pleased to see the NJDEP  reaffirm its commitment to protecting the Highlands’ forested lands and drinking water for millions,”  said Amy Goldsmith, Clean Water Action’s state director. “Kudos to the legislature for taking a stand against Christie’s dirty water rollbacks setting the proper course for this announcement today by the Murphy Administration.


Clean Water Action has more than 150,000 members statewide in New Jersey and is the nation's largest grassroots group focused on water, energy and environmental health.  Since our founding during the campaign to pass the landmark Clean Water Act in 1972, Clean Water Action has worked to win strong health and environmental protections by bringing issue expertise, solution-oriented thinking and people power to the table. We will protect clean water in the face of attacks from a polluter friendly Administration and Congress.

David Pringle
Amy Goldsmith