New Jersey Green Infrastructure & Stormwater Utilities Symposium

When: Wednesday, June 19, 2019 | 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Where: The Watershed Institute (31 Titus Mill Rd., Pennington, NJ)
Cost:  Free (lunch included)

Co-hosted by The Watershed Institute and the NJ American Water Resources Association, this free event will bring together experts in the field to share their knowledge and experience working with green infrastructure, stormwater regulations and stormwater utilities.

The symposium will consist of two parts: a morning session, which will cover topics including draft revisions to the NJ Stormwater Rule, the NJ Stormwater BMP Manual, the NJ Future Green Infrastructure Municipal Toolkit, and urban flooding impacts; and an afternoon session dedicated to the nuts and bolts of creating a stormwater utility, from communications and collaboration opportunities to rate setting and technical considerations.

Map of Stormwater Utilities in the United States in 2018. Western Kentucky University Stormwater Utility Survey.

Schedule

8:30 a.m. |  Registration & light breakfast
9 a.m. – 11 a.m. | Morning session
11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. | Afternoon session & lunch

Background: On December 3, 2018, NJDEP published proposed amendments, repeals, and new rules to the Stormwater Management rules, N.J.A.C. 7:8. The proposal included requirements that green infrastructure be utilized to meet the groundwater recharge standards, stormwater runoff quantity standards, and stormwater runoff quality standards. NJ Future has published an online Green Infrastructure Municipal Toolkit to provide a one-stop online resource to help municipalities plan, implement, and sustain green infrastructure in their communities.

On March 15, 2019, New Jersey became the 42nd state in the country to allow for the creation of stormwater utilities. This means municipalities can evaluate whether a stormwater utility is the right fit for their community, and collect fees for the costs associated with managing polluted or excessive runoff from storms.

 

 

Featured Speakers
  • Felicia Dell, York County, Pennsylvania
  • Tim Filasky, Newark, Delaware
  • Brian Friedlich, Kleinfelder
  • Dawn Stoltzfus, The Hatcher Group
  • Prahba Kumar, Black & Veatch
  • John Miller, FEMA
  • Steve Souza, Princeton Hydro
  • Julie Stein, HDR
  • Shandor Szalay, AKRF
  • Adrienne Vicari, HRG