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Do you think you’re going to turn on your faucet and an empty bag of Cheetos is going to come out?


Your statement is ridiculous, I think that the more people exposed to our drinking water, the water will be exposed to things we do not want in our water.

Posted on: 7/31 8:30
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Do you think you’re going to turn on your faucet and an empty bag of Cheetos is going to come out?

Posted on: 7/31 8:14
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Have you been to the beach or concert? If you have, they it is humans not wildlife that pollutes the area. Boonton is the source of our drinking water. It should not be the source of our garbage.

Posted on: 7/30 22:44
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Thanks DanL, another person who has a vote against this makes me glad to support it.

Posted on: 7/30 22:42
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from a friend I respect and has expertise.

The City's plans to open our Boonton reservoir to public access and I'm concerned that this may impact the quality of water and the City will not have direct control over protecting and supervising public access to our water supply.

On July 25th Mayor Fulop confirmed that an agreement was in place for the Morris County Park Commission to develop and manage a trail around the Boonton Reservoir, which has been the primary water source for Jersey City since 1904. Fulop told the Daily Record that, "We've been working on this now for two years in Jersey City, and we're at a place where we think it will be in front of the council first week of September."

It is not clear to me who has been working on this deal for 2 years because key stakeholders like the people of Jersey City, the Jersey City Environmental Commission, and other community groups have not been engaged. Apparently, the hope is to push this through while folks are busy with summer vacations.

Although the Open Space Institute (OSI) has been engaged to conduct a study of the impacts to the reservoir, the study has not yet been released or reviewed by our Environmental Commission or the board of the Jersey City MUA. Despite this, the Mayor will be asking the City Council to approve the deal that will allow recreational access for 40 years at a cost of only $1. Yes, he is selling recreational access to our water supply for $1 with no benefit to the people of Jersey City.

Opening the reservoir area to recreational activities would require the construction of access roads, parking areas, pathways, etc., all of which would impact the already fragile and very limited protective vegetative cover. Runoff from rain and snow carries chemicals, sediments, pesticides, excess nutrients and many other pollutants from the land to the water. Maintaining a buffer strip of native vegetation along our reservoir plays an extremely important role in protecting water quality.

The native trees and plants around the reservoir minimize soil erosion and act as a filter that keeps contaminants from entering the water. Some areas along the Boonton Reservoir are highly susceptible to erosion and greatly depend on existing trees and plants to help minimize the rate of erosion. Any development of reservoir lands for trails, parking, or other recreational facilities will damage the ecosystems ability to protect our water supply, which may result in an increase in pollutants entering the reservoir and increased treatment costs.

A similar plan was dismissed after the terrorist attacks of September 2001 when it became clear that our water supply would be vulnerable if it were open to public access. Today, the risk of an intentional attack to compromise the water supply of the people of Jersey City still stands. Whether intentional or not, our water supply will be more vulnerable to further degradation if this plan proceeds.


and our own Environmental Commission states their concerns here - https://www.documentcloud.org/document ... at-Boonton-Reservoir.html

Posted on: 7/30 22:25
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Between this and submitting fraudulent petitions, this hasn't been a good week for Yvonne and her NIMBY army. Yet another humiliating loss.

I wrote all my relevant people on the council asking them to support this and I guess it worked! Thank, Yvonne!!!

Posted on: 7/25 11:06
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Who said they are just hikers? I have been to parks where people made a mess and that garbage goes into the stream. I want my water clean.


You understand that there is wildlife in and around reservoirs, right? And wildlife poos and urinates in the water? Fish, birds, raccoons, possums, etc. There is also air pollution that gets absorbed into water. This is, of course, why it has to be purified before use in any case.

If you really stop and think about this, you'll realize that your position here is silly and that it should, of course, be open to the public as many reservoirs are.

Posted on: 7/25 10:51
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YES. Another loss for Yvonne and her NIMBY army.

It's not their backyard this time

Posted on: 7/25 10:26
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@StevenFulop: We’re working on an amazing plan w/the @OpenSpaceInst to open #JerseyCity ‘s Boonton Reservoir in Morris County to the public. It’s a great JC asset that will serve conservationists, school children + surrounding community. It’ll be safer + accessible. Moving 4ward in September https://twitter.com/StevenFulop/status/1022089777267527680/photo/1


YES. Another loss for Yvonne and her NIMBY army.

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Fulop tweeted this morning:

@StevenFulop: We’re working on an amazing plan w/the @OpenSpaceInst to open #JerseyCity ‘s Boonton Reservoir in Morris County to the public. It’s a great JC asset that will serve conservationists, school children + surrounding community. It’ll be safer + accessible. Moving 4ward in September https://twitter.com/StevenFulop/status/1022089777267527680/photo/1

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The Reservoir Tavern in Boonton has terrific pizza, if you want a bite after a hike.

Posted on: 7/18 18:37
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The resolution was pulled, it was not voted on.

Posted on: 7/18 16:00
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All credit to Yvonne for bringing this wonderful opportunity to the public's attention. Thank you Yvonne!

Posted on: 7/18 13:23
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To whoever started this thread, thank you for informing us. Def goingto help pass the opening of the reservoir!



Yes, thank you Yvonne! I'll be writing to James and all the at large council urging them to pass this. Thanks!

Posted on: 7/18 9:51
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To whoever started this thread, thank you for informing us. Def goingto help pass the opening of the reservoir!


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I find it interesting that people that like to use foul languge and/or use personal attacks have no problem drinking water that will be open to more contamination. Filth enjoys filth.

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Seriously, why does the Jersey Journal continue to print this woman's lies? Why are her editorials not line by line fact checked? Why is she allowed to have even a fraction of the clout she does in this city?

Posted on: 7/17 23:08
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I want clean water even before it is clean by filters.


There’s no such thing.

And the water is not just filtered, it’s treated with a shit ton of chemicals.

Posted on: 7/17 22:39
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Can anyone recall a change of any kind that Yvonne was FOR? Whatever it is, she's against it!




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And people will be taking their dogs on the trails, sorry, we have a reservoir for open space in JC for recreation. I want clean water even before it is clean by filters.

Posted on: 7/17 22:34
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Who said they are just hikers?

They're working with the Open Space State Institute. Ensuring clean water is part of their mission. They already protect watersheds all over the Eastern US.

It's a conservation agency, not a party boat operator.


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I have been to parks where people made a mess and that garbage goes into the stream. I want my water clean.

Are you even trying anymore?

Once more, with feeling:

Jersey City already allows hiking on the buffer lands of its reservoirs.

The water is purified AFTER IT LEAVES THE RESERVOIR.


There is no downside here. They aren't opening a beach for public access. The water won't be impacted. A big chunk of JC's water supply already allows this kind of access.

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Who said they are just hikers? I have been to parks where people made a mess and that garbage goes into the stream. I want my water clean.

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I still don't want the water I drink and the water mothers give their children contaminated by human activities. Many homeless eat from the garbage bins, they live so it is probably not bad, but I doubt anyone here would do the same.

Hello? McFly?

The water is purified AFTER it is drawn from the reservoir.

Allowing hikers will not, in any way shape or form, result in any contamination.

Oh, and guess what? Jersey City also gets water from Splitrock Reservation, which... wait for it... allows exactly this kind of open access on its buffer lands. It has lots of hiking trails nearby, and allows fishing.

I've hiked up there, it's quite nice. You should check it out.

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You can't really believe that analogy makes any sense, can you? You're smarter than that!

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I still don't want the water I drink and the water mothers give their children contaminated by human activities. Many homeless eat from the garbage bins, they live so it is probably not bad, but I doubt anyone here would do the same.

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Only a person with the makeup of JSleeze approves of drinking water that has been contaminated by human contact. Somethings should be separated in life, people should not wander in rooms where surgeries are being preformed and they should be away from public drinking water.

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This is what Councilman Boggiano said: NY as I said has strict rules and the res. Should be secured properly. Jersey should follow NY. And keep the res. Safe and pure. As I said yesterday,what a shame we sold the and years ago around the res. Instead of keeping it from development. This city really screwed up in selling land. Meanwhile NY. Is buying up land around feeder streams and protecting their drinking water.


My god, Boggiano is as unintelligible as you are. I see the attraction now.

Posted on: 7/17 16:02
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We have Liberty State Park, Braddock Park, and Lincoln Park which have trails. This will benefit people from outside JC and the more contact with people the more exposure to human waste.

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