As stormwater travels across lawns, parking lots, gardens, roofs, and roadways, it picks up trash (such as candy wrappers, cigarette butts and cups) and other less visible pollutants (such as gasoline, motor oil, antifreeze, fertilizers, pesticides and pet waste). This polluted runoff flows directly into storm drains, rivers, lakes, streams and the ocean. If Untreated runoff reaches the water, it can contaminate drinking water supplies, kill fish and other wildlife, and force the closing of bathing beaches because of health threats to swimmers
In response to new NJ Department of Environmental Protection requirements ,( link https://njstormwater.org/ ) Borough of Newfield has enacted several new ordinances and regulations to help us improve the quality of stormwater runoff and protect our precious groundwater. If we all do our part, (link https://www.cleanwaternj.org/ ) we can help to protect our groundwater for generations to come!
Important Information about Stormwater Management