The Borough of Palmyra has become part of New Jersey’s initiative to keep our water clean and plentiful, and to meet federal requirements.
As a resident, business, or other member of the Palmyra community, it is important to know that there are easy things you can do every day to protect our water. Any pollution on our streets, parking lots and lawns is washed by rain into our storm drains and then goes directly to our drinking water supply, the ocean, and lakes where our children play. The use of fertilizers, oil, pesticides, detergents, pet waste, and grass clippings all end up in our water. If we can keep these common pollutants out of our stormwater, it will save us the high clean up costs when our water becomes polluted.
Please visit the Borough’s Codes & Ordinances page to find links to our Stormwater Management Plan as well as Stormwater Pollution Prevention Ordinances. Breaking these rules can result in fines or other penalties. If you can remember these few simple solutions it will help to keep our water clean.
For more information on stormwater related topics, please visit the NJ Storm Water Website or NJ DEP Nonpoint Source Pollution or call the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Water Quality, Bureau of Nonpoint Pollution Control, Municipal Stormwater Regulation Program at 609-633-7021.