Water Resource Protection Publications
Wetlands, stormwater, streams and the Highlands
Many ANJEC publications are available online in PDF format (). Just click the title to view online or download using your right mouse button. PDF files require Adobe Reader, available for free. Use the online form to order paper copies.
Septic Systems, Clean Water and Your Municipality.() 2017. 16 pages. $1.00. Managing Septic Systems and their importance for your municipality. How septic systems work, the benefits and approaches to managing septic systems, including model ordinances.
Clean Water, Sewers, Septics and Sprawl ( 74kb). Order paper copy. 2006. 7 pages. Free. Connections between development, water pollution, sanitary sewers and septics with an outline of key municipal actions to insure future clean water and sustainability.
Freshwater Wetlands Protection in New Jersey: A Manual for Local Officials. Order paper copy. 2004. Third Edition. 52 pages. $10.00. By Abigail Fair. Covering amendments through 2001, the manual explains the provisions of the NJ Freshwater Wetlands Regulations. It also offers techniques municipalities can use in the land use planning and application process to complement the state program. The manual is intended to help members of municipal environmental commissions, planning boards, boards of adjustment, boards of health and interested citizens to take steps at the local level to protect wetlands.
Major State Programs
Affecting Land Use (
151kb), 2009. 8 pages, $1.00.
Describes programs impacting land use that the NJ Department of Environmental Protection (NJ DEP) administers - Water Quality Management Planning, Freshwater Wetlands Protection, Flood Hazard Area Protection, Water Quality Standards and Coastal Protection. The paper explains how environmental commissions can comment effectively on development proposals that require state permits and state regulation proposals. Environmental commission comments can alert municipal board to applicant's need for state permits and can provide NJ DEP with information critical to comprehensive review.
Municipal Options for Stormwater Management ( 238kb). Order paper copy. 2011. 12 pages. $1.00. Reducing non point pollution and managing stormwater through master plans, natural areas, zoning and land use ordinances, best management practices, retrofitting and redevelopment. References, web and phone links.
The New Jersey Highlands Water Protection & Planning Act Primer ( 798kb). Order paper copy. 2005. 12 pages. Free. This booklet was produced to aid municipal officials and residents in the Highlands region in understanding the Act and how it relates to them.
Protecting Our Streams ( 365kb). Order paper copy. 2009. 12 pages. $1.00. Impacts of human activity on water quality, options and benefits of stream protection, municipal ordinances, state and regional regulatory programs and sources of information.
Septic System Management for Clean Water ( 225kb). Order paper copy. 2003. 12 pages. $1.00. How septic systems work, the benefits and approaches to managing septic systems, including a model ordinance.
CD-ROM, Stormwater Management for Municipalities, 2004, $5.00. It includes
- Two full presentations (more than 90 Power Point slides) on stormwater management for developed and developing communities;
Sample fliers and background information to help municipalities and others conduct educational programs.
- Preview condensed version -Developed Communities (665kb)
- Preview condensed version -Developing Communities (614kb)