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General Information about Types of Stormwater Management (Ponds, Underground Structures, Dry Ponds, Wetlands, Detention Basins, LID, ESD, Bioretention)

Stormwater management facilities are structures that are used to remove pollutants, prevent stream damage and erosion, prevent flooding, and protect public health. The structures can be on the surface (e.g., wet and dry ponds, bioretention basins, sand filters) or underground (e.g., infiltration trenches, oil-grit separators, and underground storage structures). There are more than 12,000 stormwater facilities in the County. The DEP Stormwater Facility Maintenance Program can answer all your questions about stormwater management and stormwater facilities.

For inquiries requiring the response of a DEP investigator, requestors will typically be contacted within 3 days although resolution of the issue may take longer depending on the circumstances of the case.

The first link connects to the DEP Stormwater Facility Maintenance Program that can answer questions about stormwater management and stormwater facilities.

The second link provides a list of the various types of stormwater facilities in the County, where users can learn about each facility, how they are maintained and other resources.

Find more information from the following link(s):
To speak with a Customer Service Representative, please call 311 during business hours.