Stormwater Management

Stormwater Management


Water from rain and melting snow that flows over lawns, parking lots and streets is known as stormwater 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 stormwater 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 stormwater 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 stormwater 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.

Visit and for additional information as well as educational resources. Click here for a map of the NJ Watersheds, Watershed Management Areas and Water Regions.

What is Stormwater?  What's a Watershed?

To read the Township's Stormwater Plan, visit Byram's Municipal Stormwater Management Plan and Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (under Department of Public Works) 


Stormwater Management Plan

Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan


Chapter 267 - Nuisance Animals (Pet Waste)

Chapter 167 - Littering and Dumping

Chapter 87:18 and 87:19 Wildlife and Wild Waterfowl Feeding

Chapter 203 - Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System

Chapter 142 - Garbage, Rubbish and Refuse

Chapter 211 - Stormwater Control

Chapter 211 - Stormwater Control Ordinance Amendment to include:  Privately-Owned Salt Storage Ordinance


2021 Stormwater Letter Mailing