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Municipal Stormwater Sewer System

State of New Jersey: Department of Environmental Protection - 2009 - NJ Governor's Environmental Excellence Award

Summary

The City of Wildwood, Cape May County, is recognized for their flood control and surcharging of their municipal stormwater sewer system. Wildwood received $437,455 in federal funds and contributed $196,855 of their own funds to correct and mitigate decades old stormwater problems by installing tide flex valves on 22 of the 26 back-bay outfalls.

Description

The City of Wildwood, Cape May County, is recognized for their flood control and surcharging of their municipal stormwater sewer system. Wildwood received $437,455 in federal funds and contributed $196,855 of their own funds to correct and mitigate decades old stormwater problems by installing tide flex valves on 22 of the 26 back-bay outfalls. These tide flex valves prevent surcharging of the municipal separate storm sewer system during high tides which contributes to flooding and has been linked to surface water quality problems elsewhere. Outfalls are inspected weekly by the Wildwood Sewer Utility.

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Tags: Public Infrastructure, Sustainability/Green Issues/Environment and Natural Resources





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