The Purpose Of The Highlands Act

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THE HIGHLANDS ACT The Highlands Act was put into effect in the year 2004 as way to protect the development of the Highlands region in northwest New Jersey. The region covers 859,000 acres and is home to 880,000 residents. The region is very beautiful and is noted for its environmental importance. The purpose of this law is to preserve large volumes of New Jersey’s fresh water sources. The area contains approximately 379 million gallons of drinking water for over 5 million people living in New Jersey. The Highlands is being threatened by overdevelopment. Between 1995 and 2000 the area lost 17,000 acres of forest and 8,000 acres of farmland. Due to the large development in the region the drinking water is being affected, causing it to become

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