Human activity is largely responsible for the stormwater pollution. Everything that we put on the ground or into the storm drain can end up in our water. Each of us has a responsibility to make sure these contaminants stay out of our water. Whether we have clean water is up to you.
The official definition of stormwater under the N.J.A.C. 7:14A rules is as follows:
'Stormwater' means water resulting from precipitation (including rain and snow) that runs off the land's surface, is transmitted to the subsurface, or is captured by separate storm sewers or other sewage or drainage facilities, or conveyed by snow removal equipment.
These are the ordinances our town has in regard to stormwater pollution. Click on each one to learn more about how each protect our stormwater.
• Refuse Dumpster Ordinance
2018 TIER A MS4 PERMIT
• The Tier A Municipal Stormwater General Permit authorizes the discharge of stormwater from small municipal separate storm sewers. The permit was issued in response to USEPA’s phase II rules.
• Tier A municipalities are generally located within the more densely populated regions of the state or along or near the coast. The Tier A permit addresses stormwater quality issues related to both new and existing development.
STORMWATER POLLUTION PREVENTION PLAN
• The SPPP describes how we implement the permit requirments in regards to our stormwater program.
MUNICIPAL STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PLAN
OUTFALL PIPE MAP