What is Stormwater?
Human activity is largely responsible for 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.
The official definition of stormwater under the N.J.A.C. 7:14A rules is as follows:
'Stormwater' means water resulting from precipitation (including rain and snow) that runs off the land's surface, is transmitted to the subsurface, or is captured by separate storm sewers or other sewage or drainage facilities, or conveyed by snow removal equipment.
These ordinances protect the Borough of Somerville from stormwater pollution.
For more information, see Chapter 149 Stormwater System of the Municipal Code.
Stormwater Management Documents