In order to prevent harmful pollutants from being washed or dumped into an MS4, the Township developed a Stormwater Management Program required by the DEP. The Stormwater Management Program is comprised of 6 Minimum Control Measures (MCMs) that explain the Township's responsibilities to comply with the DEP permit.
The MCMs are as follows:
Public Education (PDF): An informed and knowledgeable community is critical to the success of a stormwater management program since it helps to ensure greater support and program compliance as the public becomes more aware of individual actions they can take to protect and improve the quality of area waters.
Public Involvement (PDF): An active and involved community allows for broader public support, a broader base of expertise, and a connection to other local environmental programs.
Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination (IDDE) (PDF): Illicit discharges are untreated discharges that could contribute high levels of pollutants, including heavy metals, toxics, oil and grease, solvents, nutrients, viruses, and bacteria to receiving waterbodies. Operators of a regulated small MS4 are required to develop, implement, and enforce an illicit discharge detection and elimination program.
Construction Site (PDF): Stormwater runoff from construction activities can have a significant impact on water quality. As stormwater flows over a construction site, it can pick up pollutants like sediment, debris, and chemicals and transport these to a nearby storm sewer system or directly to a river, lake, or stream.
Post Construction (PDF): Post-Construction Stormwater Management in New and Re-Development Activities -PCSM BMPs are practices that are put in place to prevent stormwater runoff after a site is developed. The BMPs include practices that aim to avoid and/or minimize damages from stormwater runoff from development.
Pollution Prevention (PDF): Good Housekeeping for Municipal Operations - The goal is to ensure a reduction in the amount and type of pollution that is generated from municipally owned and maintained facilities.