Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station | [Cooperative Extension of Morris County]

Greening the Department of Public Works

Part of the strategy for reducing the impacts of impervious surfaces and educating various sectors of municipal and county government in the Troy Brook watershed included developing a program that utilized a case study of stormwater management at Department of Public Works (DPW) yards.  The Parsippany-Troy Hills DPW facility in Morris County is approximately 3 acres and 2.1 of those acres is impervious surface.  Through the installation of stormwater Best Management Practices the DPW achieves a theoretical complete stormwater disconnection during the 1.25 inch rainfall event in two hours (the New Jersey water quality design storm).

Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPS) Brochures

Cisterns at the DPW

Grass Pavers at the DPW

Raingardens at the DPW

Vegetated Swale at the DPW


Greening the Department of Public Works - Journal Article