Storm Water Management

What is Storm Water Pollution?

Water from rain and melting snow that flows over lawns, parking lots and streets is known as storm water runoff. This water, which travels along gutters, into catch basins and through storm drain pipes and ditches, usually is not treated, but then flows or is discharged into local waterbodies. Along the way, the storm water picks up trash (fast-food wrappers, cigarette butts, styrofoam cups, etc.) and toxins and other pollutants (gas, motor oil, antifreeze, fertilizers, pesticides and pet droppings). This polluted storm water can kill fish and other wildlife, destroy wildlife habitat, contaminate drinking water sources and force the closing of beaches because of health threats to swimmers.
Human activity is largely responsible for the storm water pollution. Everything that we put on the ground or into the storm drain can end up in our water. Each of us has a responsibility to make sure these contaminants stay out of our water. Whether we have clean water is up to you.
Haddon Township does its part in an effort to minimize pollutants. To this effect, the governing body has enacted numerous ordinances that protect the environment and keep pollutants which are commonly conveyed by storm water, from adversely impacting our waterways and groundwater supplies.

Helpful Information

Mayor Teague’s Letter on Storm Water Management



Haddon Township Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan