RSIS vs. Stormwater Management

December 1st, 2020

Date: Dec 2, 6 – 7:30 p.m. 

Where: Online (Zoom)

Cost: Free!

The Residential Site Improvement Standards (RSIS) are often cited as an impediment to requiring stronger stormwater management for residential projects. This perceived problem may not be as much of a barrier as many people think.

The construction of a modestly sized home generates a surprising amount of stormwater runoff – a 2,800-square-foot roof generates over 1,080 gallons from a 1″ rainfall. Residential stormwater runoff causes as much flooding per square foot as major development and one neighbor’s construction project often leads to a neighborhood-wide flooding problem.

So why don’t we require enhanced stormwater management for residential development?

Learn why RSIS should not prevent a town from enacting stronger stormwater protections, even for one and two-family properties. This issue is currently under appeal. Learn from the attorney handling the matter for interveners. Learn from another attorney assisting municipalities develop ordinances to address the issue without running afoul of RSIS. This webinar is co-hosted by the Association of NJ Environmental Commissions (ANJEC).

Speakers: (click to read bios)



Note: Registration closes on Dec. 2, 5:50 p.m.

Questions? Please feel free to reach out to Pri Oliveira, The Watershed Institute’s Outreach Specialist at [email protected].

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