The state wrote in a 10 page rejection letter explaining its desicion, they will however reevaluate should the Township satisfy the outstanding actions required see full letter HERE
Currently, the LTMUA is unable to provide service to new projects seeking CAFRA project approval in the LTMUA service area and does not have provisions in place to ensure adequate public water supplies to accommodate the projected growth envisioned by the Township. As a result, although the Township has made great strides to plan for and accommodate growth in a manner otherwise consistent with the intent and provision of CAFRA, the Department has determined that the Township has not comprehensively addressed the need for an adequate public water supply to serve its planned growth.
Breaking news!!!— Take Back Lakewood (@TakebackLKWD) April 20, 2018
Lakewood Master Plan and Plan Endorsement have been REJECTED by the State of NJ since Lakewood has not been able to demonstrate that it has sufficient water supply to accommodate the proposed growth! pic.twitter.com/YzvT8Gn58T