What is Infiltration?

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) focuses on three major components for stormwater management systems. The first component is quantity, which refers to the amount of stormwater that a system can collect. The second component is quality, which refers to the treatment of said stormwater. And the final component is infiltration, which refers to a system’s ability to

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What is Water Quality Treatment?

In recent years, there has been more of an emphasis on water  quality treatment in stormwater management systems. The term ‘water  quality’ refers to the condition of the water, including its chemical,  physical, and biological properties, with respect to its intended use  (whether it be for drinking, swimming, or agricultural uses).   Typically, water quality treatment is addressed through the  installation

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The New Flood Hazard Area & Stormwater Management Rules Will Be Adopted Soon! Here’s What You Need to Know:

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) recently announced that significant changes will be coming to the Flood Hazard Area Control Act. It is expected the notice will be published on July 3rd or 17th of 2023, and the amended rules will be effective immediately. Some of the changes going into effect include:   Stormwater facilities must manage runoff for

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Does Your Project Serve a Community Need, but the Town Disagrees?

Do you have an idea for a project that will benefit your community, but it is not permitted by the  town’s zoning ordinance? This was the case for one of our clients in Normandy Beach, Michael and Kim  Venutolo. After the community lost many of its traditional businesses during the coronavirus pandemic, the  Venutolos were inspired to bring life back

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Are You Paying Too Much for Site Lighting?

Did you know a standard 100-watt cobra street light can add approximately $130.00 to your  electricity bill each year? This annual expense comes in addition to the installation cost of the fixture and  other maintenance/repair fees. On occasion, a lighting manufacturer will assist civil engineers in preparing  lighting plans. This helps the manufacturing company promote their lights, and it allows

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