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Hammonton lake: the jewel of the community

Hammonton Lake has long been considered the jewel of Hammonton by members of the community, young and old. Many community members have fond memories of swimming in the lake, an activity which is no longer safe to do due to increasing pollution from stormwater runoff. Restoration efforts focused on saving the lake have been in motion for last 20 years, but unfortunately the water quality levels are still too unhealthy for safe swimming on most days. Fortunately, there is a solution to this problem and we can start to restore the lake by setting up a stormwater utility in Hammonton.

What is a stormwater utility?

A stormwater utility is a mechanism used for the purpose of stormwater management. Fees are paid by community members in accordance with the amount of impervious surface on the property. This is because impervious surfaces, such as asphalt, cause stormwater to runoff into local waterways, such as Hammonton Lake. The money that is paid into the stormwater utility can then only be spent on stormwater management for that community. Setting up a stormwater utility in Hammonton, New Jersey will enable the proper steps to be taken in order to limit the amount of pollutants that reach the lake due to stormwater run off. For more information on stormwater, please visit this link for the Flood Defense New Jersey webpage.


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