Stormwater Management

What is stormwater pollution?

Anything dumped or dropped on the ground or in the gutter can end up in the nearest body of water. Stormwater pollution results from materials and chemicals washed into the storm drains from streets, gutters, neighborhoods, industrial sites, parking lots and construction sites during a precipiation event. This type of pollution is significant because, unlike the water that goes down a sink or toilet in your home, stormwater is untreated and flows directly to a stream, river, lake or the ocean.

What can I do to prevent stormwater pollution?

Stormwater Management Assistance for Municipalities

Through our fee-based MS4 Municipal Stormwater Management Assistance Program we customize stormwater outreach and education programs for municipalities to help them meet federally mandated requirements under the Clean Water Act.

Municipalities can tap up to 25% of their New Jersey Clean Communities allocated funds to support required stormwater education.

Here are a few examples of the direct assistance the LRWP can provide:

General Public Outreach (development of stormwater webpages, newsletters, materials sharing in kiosks and municipal spaces)

Target Audience Outreach (demonstrations at municipal festivals and events, educational program development for DPW and other municipal staff, #lookfortheriver community training)

School/Youth Education & Activities (direct engagement with youth via STEAM-based environmental education and programming using the LRWP’s Next Generation Science Standards Project WADES curriculum)

Watershed Regional Cooperation (stormwater management workshops for continuing education credits, programming on stormwater utilities, programming on integrated urban watershed management)

Community Involvement Activities (community clean-ups, stormwater management plan development, rain garden builds, impervious cover removal, and more!)

Contact us for more information!