What’s stormwater got to do with clean drinking water?

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| By Holly Odgers: When it rains, chemicals and other dangerous pollutants on our streets, parking lots, and roads get washed into storm drains and are funneled into our drinking water supplies and other waterways that our children play in.

This makes stormwater pollution one of New Jersey’s greatest threats to our clean drinking water, especially in towns that don’t have the resources to manage flooding.

To learn more about the stormwater issues affecting your community, please join us on Thursday, April 18th for a meet-and-greet with Mayor Wilsusen and Ron Smith, Chairman of the Lake Hopatcong Commission. They’re coming together to discuss the serious consequences that flooding and polluted stormwater runoff have for residents of Jefferson Township and nearby Lake Hopatcong, and to address any questions you might have.

Register here to attend

What: Meet-and-Greet with Mayor Wilsusen and Ron Smith
When: Thursday, April 18, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Where: 81 Weldon Rd, Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849
Sponsored by: New Jersey LCV, New Jersey Highlands Coalition, Lake Hopatcong Foundation, and Lake Hopatcong Commission

There will be food and plenty of time to mingle with local representatives. Other speakers include experts from the Highlands Council, New Jersey Future, and New Jersey Highlands Coalition, who will share information about the biggest flooding and water quality challenges the town is facing and help you understand steps the town can take to address them.

As frequent flooding continues to pollute our waterways, destroy our homes and businesses, and cost us millions of dollars in damages each year, there’s no question that local communities need to establish better ways to manage our stormwater issues and invest in green infrastructure. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about how much-needed flood defense programs could help us do that and create a path forward for a cleaner, greener, and safer New Jersey.

Sign up today!

We look forward to seeing you on April 18th!

Categories: community, Going Green, Lake Hopatcong, News, Water Quality

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