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Don’t Take Water for Granted on Imagine a Day Without Water


Millions of Americans take water service for granted every day. Turn on the tap, and clean water flows out. Flush the toilet, and dirty water goes away. With reliable water service, people don’t have to think twice about the infrastructure that brings water to their homes, and then safely returns water to the environment – but everyone should be concerned with the fragility of those systems.


On Imagine a Day Without Water, take a moment to think about what would happen if you couldn’t turn on the tap and get clean drinking water, or if you flushed the toilet and wastewater didn’t go anywhere. What would that day be like? What would firefighters do? Could hospitals be sanitary without clean tap water, or without wastewater service? Would restaurants and hotels be able to serve guests? Would famers be able to water their crops or care for their livestock? Would manufacturing plants that require vast amounts of clean water, such as breweries or paper mills, shut down?


We take for granted that we don’t have to ask those questions every day, but America’s water infrastructure is aging and failing. Stories of communities with neglected infrastructure and compromised drinking water bubble up regularly. Record rainfalls in the Midwest this spring flooded the Mississippi River with pollution, and this summer toxic algae bloomed in the Great Lakes – a critical source of drinking water for millions of Americans. In other parts of the country, drought and wildfires threaten critical water supplies for communities and farmers. There are even communities, especially in many rural places across the country that have never had access to infrastructure in the first place. Americans can’t take their water infrastructure for granted.


Water infrastructure is the lifelines of our community. Our water infrastructure supports every facet of our daily lives, but our water infrastructure is facing challenges.


Water challenges look different to different communities and will require local solutions, but reinvestment in water systems should be a national priority. Strong leadership on water is key to securing America’s future. Imagine a Day Without Water is an opportunity for everyone to get educated about our local water systems and challenges, what organizations are trying to do to solve our big water problems. It is also a day for us to raise awareness with our elected leaders and say, with one voice, that these are big problems that won’t be solved in a silo. We need leadership at every level if we want to secure a better future for the millions of Americans who don’t have reliable water service today, and ensure a reliable water future for generations to come. Investing in water is investing in a future where no American will have to imagine a day without water.



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Trickling Filters Are Still Relevant


This video, which features SMRSA’s Trickling Filters, was developed by Brentwood Industries, Inc. entitled “ Trickling Filters Are Still Relevant” and was showcased  at the “Interactive Knowledge Exchange” during the 2019 WEFTEC Conference.




Welcome to The South Monmouth Regional Sewerage Authority


The South Monmouth Regional Sewerage Authority was founded in May of 1970 for the purpose of protecting and preserving the area's vital environment for current and future generations and by so doing ensure a healthy ecology, a robust economy, and a high quality of life for our citizens.

SMRSA Mission Statement

The Authority's mission extends far beyond its geographical boundaries by virtue of its many affiliations and participation in organizations dedicated to better serving the environment as a whole. The South Monmouth Regional Sewerage Authority represents itself and its membership as an organization that is operating on the cutting edge of the industry. This is evidenced through numerous research and development projects targeted at better understanding or abating negative water quality effects in the Ocean Eco-System. By taking an active role in each of the watershed groups and agencies operating within our Service Area, the Authority continues to demonstrate its commitment to educating the public, in particular, our youth, on the importance of protecting and preserving the earth's most valuable natural resource, Water.

SMRSA Philosophy

The Authority's philosophy is to never lose sight of those who we are committed to serve; residents, businesses, public institutions and the thousands of seasonal visitors to the many attractions located within our service region.

All of the plans, improvements, and system changes are crafted in an effort to continue to meet or surpass all mandated federal and state regulations and standards, and to operate the Authority at as low of a cost to our members and ratepayers as possible