May 15, 2007

DEP Awards $1.1 Million for New Jersey Storm Water Effort

New Jersey’s Gloucester County used an innovative approach to regionalizing storm water management and earned a $1.1 million grant from the state Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Water Management to implement the program.

According to the Courier Post Online, DEP Commissioner Lisa P. Jackson presented a check to the county for $1,011,210 to implement the new program.

Freeholder Deputy Director Bob Damminger told the Courier Post Online that the county has completed four of its five Regionalized Salt Storage Sheds, equipped with brine tanks, and purchased truck mount de-icing equipment for each municipality.

Another part of the program is being fulfilled by designing two regionalized vehicle washing facilities for use by all of the county's 24 municipalities.

Damminger also reports that the county just took delivery on two street sweepers to be used around the county. Training will be provided to all municipalities so the street sweepers can be used in the towns.

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