Help protect and preserve our local watershed by doing your part to make sure ONLY rain goes down Secaucus storm drains. Please review the FAQ below to learn more.
What is a watershed, and what watershed is Secaucus in?
Watch this video up until the 3:35 minute-mark for a brief overview of watersheds, including an introduction to our local watershed from Secaucus’s drinking water source, all the way to Newark Bay.
What is stormwater?
Everything that we put on the ground or into the storm drain can end up in our waterways. Each of us has a responsibility to make sure these contaminants stay out of our water. Whether we have clean water is up to all of us!
The official definition of stormwater under the N.J.A.C. 7:14Arules is as follows: “'Stormwater' means water resulting from precipitation (including rain and snow) that runs off the land's surface, is transmitted to the subsurface, or is captured by separate storm sewers or other sewage or drainage facilities, or conveyed by snow removal equipment.”
How can I prevent pollutants from going into local waterways?
Your everyday activities can have an impact. If it’s left on your lawn or the street, it will end up in our waterways! To prevent this, please:
Yes! Please contact the Environmental Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or 201-86-GREEN (47336) to be added to our volunteer list. Volunteer cleanups are regularly scheduled in the spring, summer, and early autumn.
What is the difference between a storm drain and a sewer?