In 2007 a Regional Stormwater Management Plan was developed by Rutgers Water Resources Program (Obropta and Goodrow 2007) under the New Jersey Stormwater Rules (N.J.A.C. 7:8). (Read about the Troy Brook Stormwater Managment Plan.)
Based upon the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s (NJDEP’s) decision not to proceed with the regulatory components of the Regional Stormwater rules at that time, the Plan was divided into Plan A (Regulatory—still awaiting NJDEP review) and Plan B (voluntary—reviewed and approved as watershed plan to address stormwater in the Troy Brook Watershed.
Under the approved Plan B Rutgers Cooperative Extension has received grant funding from the NJDEP to begin to implement the Approved Watershed plan. The plan is prioritized based on those areas where the Regional Stormwater Management Planning Committee has identified the greatest need; where the modeling conducted during the development of the plan has identified the greatest reductions can be obtained; and those areas where implementation can be achieved in the most cost-effective manner. Projects have been implemented at the Parsippany-Troy Hills Municipal building; the Parsippany Department of Public Works (DPW) yard; The Hills of Troy neighborhood; Normandy Parking lot. Work is scheduled to be completed at the Tivoli Garden Apartment Complex and The Parsippany-Troy Hills DPW this spring.