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Stormwater Management

*Stormwater is rainwater or melted snow that runs off streets, lawns and other sites. When stormwater is absorbed into the soil, it is filtered and ultimately replenishes aquifers or flows into streams and rivers. In developed areas, impervious surfaces such as pavement and roofs prevent precipitation from naturally soaking into the ground. Instead, water runs rapidly into storm drains, sewer systems and drainage ditches and can cause:

  • Downstream flooding
  • Stream bank erosion
  • Increased turbidity (muddiness created by stirred-up sediment) from erosion
  • Habitat destruction
  • Combined storm and sanitary sewer overflows
  • Infrastructure damage
  • Contaminated streams, rivers and coastal waters

Below are the Borough of Lodi's Ordinances which were implemented to prevent the above-mentioned events.

Stormwater Outfall Map

*Source: Environmental Protection Agency