Project Funding Source: NJDEP 319(h)
Greening the Department of Public Works (DPW) Facility in the Troy Brook Watershed
Department of Public Works (DPW) yards are often an ignored sector in municipal/county environmental rehabilitation efforts. DPW yards are often the workhorses of the municipality, frequently out of sight, and near a waterbody. Installing demonstration projects at the DPW yards in Parsippany-Troy Hills and Mountain Lakes as part of the Troy Brook Implementation grant provided a new way to look at stormwater runoff from DPW yards. The staff at the DPW yard has been educated about the practices. The DPW is a stop on all of the Morris County educational stormwater BMP tours. Brochures were developed for each BMP. A Power Point presentation has been developed based on this case study. The specific BMPs that were installed as demonstration projects at these two DPWs were:
For more information on this project contact Pat Rector, Environmental and Resources Management Agent with Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Morris County at firstname.lastname@example.org or (973) 285-8303.