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Stormwater Management

What Is Stormwater Pollution?

Water from rain and melting snow that flows over lawns, parking lots and streets is known as stormwater runoff. This water, which travels along gutters, into catch basins and through storm drain pipes and ditches, usually is not treated, but then flows or is discharged into local waterbodies. Along the way, the stormwater picks up trash (fast-food wrappers, cigarette butts, styrofoam cups, etc.) and toxins and other pollutants (gas, motor oil, antifreeze, fertilizers, pesticides and pet droppings). This polluted stormwater can kill fish and other wildlife, destroy wildlife habitat, contaminate drinking water sources and force the closing of beaches because of health threats to swimmers. 

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. 


Stormwater Control Ordinance
Illicit Connection Ordinance/Community Wide Ordinance
Private Storm Drain Inlet Retrofitting Ordinance
Refuse Containers/Dumpsters Ordinance
Total Maximum Daily Load(TMDL)
Outfall Pipe Map
Stormwater Management Plan
Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan

Educational Resources

For more information on Stormwater Management click here and here.

Contact Us

Rob Ritterson, Director of Public Works 

1702 Hurffville Road
Deptford, NJ 08096.

Phone: (856) 579-4900
Fax: (856) 228-3654