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

In the news:

Municipal Green Infrastructure Feasibility Study:

Green Infrastructure Demonstration Projects:

For more information:

Contact:

Jeremiah Bergstrom, 848-932-5708, jbergstrom@envsci.rutgers.edu

Rosana Da Silva, 848-932-6714, rdasilva@envsci.rutgers.edu

Greg Alber, PVSC, 973-817-5958, galber@pvsc.nj.gov



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