Municipal Building in Pilesgrove - New Jersey


Project Before


Project Before

Project Description

A 1,650-square-foot rain garden was installed in 2015 at the Pilesgrove municipal building. The rain garden captures and infiltrates stormwater runoff from the municipal building’s parking lot to prevent nonpoint source pollution. The project was installed in partnership with the Pilesgrove Township, Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions, and the Rutgers Cooperative Extension Water Resources Program.

Project Details

1180 US 40, Pilesgrove, NJ 08098

Implementation Project Cost:


Bioretention System (Rain Garden)

Annual Stormwater Capture:
estimated 332,100 gallons

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NJDEP Proposes Stormwater Rule Changes

On 12/3/18, NJDEP announced it is proposing significant changes to the state’s stormwater management rules (NJAC 7:8), which will replace the current requirement that major developments incorporate non-structural stormwater management strategies to the “maximum extent practicable” to meet stormwater management standards for water quality, recharge and volume control, with a requirement that green infrastructure must be utilized to meet these standards.

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