Thursday, February 14, 2013
The board will advise communities and advocate for changes in storm water management practices when needed.
Thursday, February 14
The following is a press release from the Mayors Council on Rahway River Watershed Flood Control. With continued concerns about the flooding in the Rahway River watershed, a new regional advisory board has been formed to advise communities and advocate for changes to ordinances and implementation of best storm water management practices including to protect water quality and as important an objective to reduce the quantity of uncontrolled run off. Meeting for its initial meeting in Cranford, the new board has representatives from Essex County to the City of Rahway including membership from 10 communities. Several community environmental commission members; governing board members and engineers are participating. The members include: Vaclav…
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
The Mayors Council take the first major step to reduce flooding in the Rahway River Watershed.
The Mayors Council signed an inter-local agreement to develop the South Mountain Regional Detention Basin, on Wednesday at Town Hall in Millburn, as the first major step to reduce the Rahway River flooding. The dentention basin is a storage project to reduce water elevations during peak storms in the Rahway River Watershed, such as Hurricane Irene. "This is the first step moving forward on accomplishing this," Mayor Sandra Haimoff said about the proposed basin. Haimoff explained the name was changed to emphasize the regional aspect of the project. The basin is proposed for the South Mountain Reservation but in the City of Orange. However, the Mayors Council has met with the mayor of Orange, Dwayne Warren, and will meet with the Orange'…
Friday, September 21, 2012
The Rahway River Watershew Storm Water Mangement Conference in Millburn educated officials from townships affected by the river.
Storm water management experts proposed 10 regional practices to deal with water infiltration for the 24 municipalities affected by the Rahway River watershed, which spans three counties, Essex, Morris and Union, in Thursday evening's conference. Millburn Mayor Sandra Haimoff welcomed other township officials to the Millburn Library, saying they could prevent overflowing of the Rahway River by working together. The Rahway River Watershew Storm Water Mangement Conference educated township officials with presentations from Sandy Batty, executive director of Association of New Jersey Enviromental Commission and Dr. Chris Obropta, Dr. Amy Rowe and Michel Bakacs from Rutgers. The Rutgers' presentations gave possible small steps townships could…