The Flood Defense Act or Stormwater Utilities bill is sitting on the Governor’s desk. It is important that the Governor sign this bill into law and provide NJ with a tried and true tool to combat flooding and water pollution.
Did you know?
- Stormwater is the biggest source of pollution in our waterways.
- A majority of our waterways are not clean enough for drinking water, aquatic life, recreation, or fish consumption.
- Flooding in the state has increased as a result of more frequent and intense storms and more hard surfaces, such as pavement, throughout NJ.
When Governor Murphy signs the bill into law, municipalities, counties, and certain authorities will be authorized, not required, to form a stormwater utility. Stormwater Utilities are a tried and true system that 40 other states use to maintain better and improve existing stormwater management systems. Currently, we are not maintaining these important systems properly. The utilities also use the money generated from the fees for new projects to reduce flooding and remove pollutants from our runoff. That means we are reducing the chance that our roads, basements, and properties will flood.
It is time for New Jersey to meet head on its polluted runoff problem. It is time for stormwater utilities to come to New Jersey.
Please urge Governor Murphy to sign the Flood Defense Act.
Flood Defense Act
This petition is now closed.
End date: Mar 18, 2019
Signatures collected: 109