Projects & Programs - Municipal Stormwater Management

Green Infrastructure Municipal Outreach and Technical Assistance Program

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The Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission (PVSC) has partnered with Rutgers Cooperative Extension (RCE) Water Resources Program to pilot an outreach and technical assistance program providing guidance and direction to the 48 municipalities in the PVSC service area regarding the benefits and opportunities of implementing green infrastructure practices. 

Targeted efforts are needed for the management of stormwater runoff and nonpoint source pollution using green infrastructure so that municipalities can begin to alleviate localized flooding, protect and improve water quality, reduce inflow and infiltration and combined sewer overflows to local waterways.  Through education, outreach, and community-driven demonstration projects, the program partners will provide municipalities with information they can use to make practical, science-based, and cost-effective decisions about water, wastewater, and stormwater management to improve the quality of life of residents while protecting the water resources of the region.

PVSC is committed to helping struggling communities better manage their existing water infrastructure.  Through its partnership with RCE Water Resources Program, PVSC will:

  • Provide outreach and education about green infrastructure strategies to municipalities in its service area
  • Install demonstration green infrastructure projects to reduce stormwater runoff volumes
  • Provide cost-share funding to assist municipalities in evaluating needs and green infrastructure opportunities to increase soil infiltration and groundwater recharge and protect waterways from nonpoint source pollution


Adopted Municipal Green Infrastructure Feasibility Studies:

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Municipal Green Infrastructure Feasibility Plans in Progress:

  • Township of Belleville
  • Township of Bloomfield
  • Township of Cedar Grove
  • City of Clifton
  • Borough of East Rutherford
  • Borough of Elmwood Park
  • Borough of Fair Lawn
  • Borough of Glen Ridge
  • Borough of Haledon
  • Borough of Hawthorne
  • Town of Kearny
  • Borough of Lodi
  • Township of Lyndhurst
  • Borough of North Arlington
  • Borough of North Caldwell
  • Township of Nutley
  • City of Orange
  • City of Passaic
  • Borough of Prospect Park
  • Borough of Rutherford
  • Borough of Totowa
  • City of Union City
  • Borough of Wallington
  • Borough of Woodland Park

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Green Infrastructure Demonstration Projects:

PVSC Project Database - PVSC Green Infrastructure Projects with Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS

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Outreach and Educational Information:

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In the News:

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For more information contact:

Christopher C. Obropta, Extension Specialist, 848-932-5711,

Matthew Leconey, Project Coordinator, 848-932-6716,

Chris Perez, Program Associate, 848-932-6724,

John Pietrykoski, PVSC, 973-817-5777,


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