The stormwater runoff is the largest source of water pollution impacting our creeks and rivers. Rainwater that flows down storm drains carries with it anything that is dropped, dumped, blown, or swept into the street. Items such as grass, leaves, oil, fertilizers, pet droppings, and all types of trash and litter will eventually be washed down a storm drain and into one of the creeks and rivers. The City has adopted several ordinances intended to stop pollutants from going down the drain in the first place.

The links to those ordinances are provided below.

- Elizabeth - Municipal Stormwater Management Plan

- Elizabeth - Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan

- Municipal Stormwater Control Ordinance
- Pet Waste Ordinance
- Wildlife Feeding Ordinance
- Litter Control Ordinance
- Improper Disposal of Waste Ordinance
- Yard Waste Collection and Disposal Ordinance
- Private Storm Drain Retrofitting Ordinance
- Illicit Connections Ordinance
- Refuse Container/ Dumpster Ordinance
- Ordinance 3860
- Ordinance 3844

Related Links
Stormwater in New Jersey
Clean Water NJ