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Stormwater Information

Human activity is largely responsible for stormwater pollution. Everything that we put on the ground or into the storm drain ends 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 is conveyed by snow removal equipment.

City Stormwater Contacts:
Ryan McGowan, City Engineer,
Keith Adams, Superintendent of Public Works,
Jodi Kahn, Chief Financial Officer,

Download information on stormwater pollution:

What is a Watershed & Stormwater Brochure

Stormwater Brochure

Green Infrastructure in NJ

All City ordinances related to stormwater can be found at
Pet Waste Ordinance – Ord No. 13-14 adopted 12/4/2014
Litter Ordinance – Ord. No. 6-1988 adopted 6/23/1988
Improper Disposal of Waste Ordinance – adopted 5/12/2005
Wildlife Feeding Ordinance – Ord. No. 18-2005 adopted 5/12/2005
Yard Waste Ordinance – Ord. No. 14-2014 adopted 12/4/2014
Illicit Connection Ordinance – Ord. No. 17-2023 adopted 12/14/2023 ** – Ordinance 17 2023 Illicit Connections
Refuse Container/Dumpster Ordinance – Ord. No. 20-2011 adopted 10/13/2011
Private Storm Drain Inlet Retrofitting Ordinance – Ord. No. 21-2011 adopted 10/13/2011
Private Salt Storage – Ordinance 16 2023 adopted 11/9/2023

**This had previously been listed as adopted in 2005, but ordinance unable to be located and not referenced in City code book.

Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan

Municipal Stormwater Management Plan

You can also view information provided by the State of NJ and

Information on NJ’s Fertilizer Law –