Stormwater Management



In accordance with our NJOEP Tier A Municipal Stormwater General Permit, the Township has adopted various Ordinances to regulate the impact of stormwater runoff and pollutants to the environment.

Codes and Ordinances


Please familiarize yourself with the East Greenwich Township Codes and Ordinances relevant to stormwater management and control.

Chapter 16.45: Stormwater Control
Chapter 6.04: Animals
Chapter 6.08: Dogs
Chapter 8.46: Dumpsters and Portable Storage Units
Chapter 15.32: Flood Damage Prevention
Chapter 8.20, 8.44, 8.46, 16.36: Garbage, Recycling, Rubbish, Refuse and Yard Waste
Chapter 8.28: Litter
Chapter 16.82: Riparian Buffer Conservation Zone
Chapter 13.08, 16.40: Sewers
Chapter 15.28: Soil and Fill Importation and Placement
Chapter 12.04: Street Openings and Excavations
Chapter 10.16, 16.58: Trailers and Trailer Parks


Public Notice


As part of our Local Public Education Program, the purpose of this letter is to highlight the requirements and environmental benefits of these Ordinances.



Illicit Connections


This Ordinance makes it unlawful to connect any pipe or device to the municipal storm sewer system that is intended to discard, spill or dump any material other than stormwater runoff or groundwater (sump pumps) into the system. The purpose of this Ordinance is to prevent pollution and contamination of waterways which receive discharge front our storm sewers.

The transport of pollutants into local water bodies can result in the destruction of fish, wildlife and habitats; threats to public health and the loss of recreational and aesthetic value.

We have enacted the above Ordinances to protect our environment, and to keep pollutants that are commonly conveyed by stormwater from adversely impacting our waterways and groundwater supplies. These Ordinances can be found in the section entitled “Township Clerk” under Township ordinance and code book on the official East Greenwich Township website at www.eastgreenwichnj.com.

Codes and Ordinances


Please familiarize yourself with the East Greenwich Township Codes and Ordinances relevant to stormwater management and control.

Chapter 16.45: Stormwater Control
Chapter 6.04: Animals
Chapter 6.08: Dogs
Chapter 8.46: Dumpsters and Portable Storage Units
Chapter 15.32: Flood Damage Prevention
Chapter 8.20, 8.44, 8.46, 16.36: Garbage, Recycling, Rubbish, Refuse and Yard Waste
Chapter 8.28: Litter
Chapter 16.82: Riparian Buffer Conservation Zone
Chapter 13.08, 16.40: Sewers
Chapter 15.28: Soil and Fill Importation and Placement
Chapter 12.04: Street Openings and Excavations
Chapter 10.16, 16.58: Trailers and Trailer Parks