Two Stormwater Ordinances Up Monday
Anything that goes down the sewer affects stormwater quality. One new ordinance up for second reading Monday will provide for new storm drain inlets that prevent litter intrusion.
Another ordinance will require that garbage containers or Dumpsters be free from leaks.
Would that somebody would also decree a rule for the regular washing of garbage trucks, so that the stench does not knock pedestrians flat as they walk around the central business district! When Chris Christie came to visit recently, the predominant aroma downtown was Eau de Trash.
PMUA trucks regularly leave a puddle or trail of pungent garbage juice in our driveway. It dries up eventually, but while it lasts, it's a killer.
When it rains, all sorts of pollutants wash into storm sewers. To learn more about control of these pollutants, click here to read information from the state Department of Environmental Protection. The city is also planning a special vehicle washing station to reduce stormwater pollution.