Stormwater Management

Stormwater management is very important as it flows directly to our lakes, rivers and oceans and indirectly to these waterways through storm culverts and the stormwater system.

Stormwater runoff contributes to waterborne pollutants that affect the quality of your water. We need to preserve our water supply. Everything we put in the ground has an affect such as pet waste, wildlife feeding, yard waste, just to name a few. For additional information on how you can help protect our water supply and quality of the water please visit https://www.njstormwater.org/

MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR OF STORM DRAINAGE AND STORMWATER MANAGEMENT FACILITIES

   Stormwater facilities consist of, but are not limited to, storm inlets (catch basins), manholes, storm pipes, manufactured pretreatment devices for storm drainage, grass swales, dry wells, surface and subsurface stormwater management retention and detention basins, infiltration trenches, sand filters, bioretention systems, constructed wetlands, wet ponds, blue roofs, pervious pavement and variations and combinations of the above-mentioned facilities.

   The N.J.D.E.P. regulations, also, require you to keep records for maintenance and repair, which you have performed for these facilities, for each calendar year. These records must be kept at the site and available for review by the Township and N.J.D.E.P. representatives. We recommend that you submit a copy of these records to our office, on an annual basis, by February 1 of the year following the calendar year of record.

   To obtain additional information, regarding the inspection, maintenance and repair of stormwater facilities, please review the  guidance documents, which are available from the N.J.D.E.P. at www.nj.gov/dep/stormwater/maintenance_guidance.htm. Attached is a summary of the required frequency of periodic inspections of the stormwater facilities.