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Narrative: Mine Hill

Narrative: Mine Hill

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Township of Mine Hill (1420)
Introduction
This municipal chapter is an element of the Morris County Wastewater Management Planprepared by the Morris County Department of Planning and Development in accordancewith N.J.A.C. 7:15.As its name implies, Mine Hill was a center of iron ore extraction. The Township was hometo Mahlon Dickerson, the first New Jersey governor from Morris County, and his namesake,the Dickerson Mine, the oldest iron ore mine in the United States. Located along Route 46,this municipality contains small residential neighborhoods as well as commercial andindustrial areas.The Township of Mine Hill is located in the central portion of Morris County andencompasses approximately 3.0 square miles. Approximately 30% of the Township consistsof parks and recreation areas. The remaining land within the Township consists mainly ofresidential uses with commercial uses found along Route 46 and in pockets located in thenorthwestern and southeastern corners of the Township. The Township zoning designationsare shown on Map 4M.The Census Bureau estimates Township of Mine Hill had a population of 3,587 in 2008. Thepopulation has seen a steady decline of two percent (2%) since 2000.Following are some important considerations for this municipality with respect towastewater management planning:
 
The Township of Mine Hill is considered a non-urban municipality.
 
The entire municipality is located within the New Jersey Highlands (Highlands)Planning Area.In this document the following terms are used frequently:
 
EDUs – Equivalent Dwelling Units- a measure where one unit isequivalent to wastewater effluentfrom one dwelling unit. NJDEPdefines a dwelling unit to meanany building or portion of abuilding, permanent or temporary,used or proposed to be used as aresidence either seasonally orthroughout the year. Most often,EDU is used in reference to asingle family home.
 
gpd – gallons per day, a unit offlow measurement.
 
GSA – General Service Area –represents the area to be served byresidential septic systems. NJDEPrefers to septic systems asdischarges to groundwater with adesign capacity of less than 2,000gallons per day.
 
GW – groundwater
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 Interim Draft Wastewater Management Plan for Morris County (12/31/09)
 
Township of Mine Hill
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HUC11 - Hydrologic Unit Codeconsisting of 11 digits – a UnitedStates Geological Survey (USGS)standard designation forsubwatersheds delineated basedon topography.
 
HUC14 – Hydrologic Unit Codeconsisting of 14 digits – a USGSstandard designation forsubwatersheds delineated basedon topography.
 
mgd – million gallons per day, aunit of flow measurement.
 
NDM - Nitrate Dilution Model –The NDM) is required by NJDEPand follows the calculationsmethodology developed by theNew Jersey Geological Service(NJGS). The NDM uses the soilstype to estimate the minimum lotsize needed to provide enoughrecharge to dilute nitrate to aspecified target. This method isintended to be a guide forestimating the impact of nitratefrom septic tanks on groundwaterquality. The NDM uses theminimum lot size to calculate thenumber of EDUs possible for agiven area.
 
Non-discharge areas - areas whereadditional wastewater generationand/or discharge are prohibited.
 
SSA – Sewer Service Area –represents the area to be served bya centralized treatment facility.
 
STP – Sewage Treatment Plant
 
SW – surface water
 
WMP – Wastewater ManagementPlan
 
WPCF – Water Pollution ControlFacility
 
WPCP – Water Pollution ControlPlant
 
WWTP – Wastewater TreatmentPlant
Existing Infrastructure
Existing wastewater collection and conveyance infrastructure within this municipalityconsists of the following:
 
Collection System – Development is concentrated in the central portion of theTownship. The collection system and associated trunk sewers convey flow fromthese populated areas primarily to the RVRSA interceptor. The RVRSA interceptorconveys flows to the RVRSA STP.
 
Pumping Stations – No pumping stations are located in the municipality.No wastewater treatment facilities are located within the municipality. All wastewatergenerated within the Township of Mine Hill is treated by the RVRSA STP.
 
 Interim Draft Wastewater Management Plan for Morris County (12/31/09)Township of Mine Hill
 
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Tables 1a and 1b include additional minor facilities in the Township of Mine Hill regulatedthrough NJDEP that have individual New Jersey Pollutant Discharge Elimination System(NJPDES) discharge permits. Table 1a shows facilities which are indicated as discharge togroundwater (DGW). There are no minor facilities indicated as discharge to surface water(DSW) in the municipality. However, Table numbered 1b is reserved for such facilities ifthey are noted in the future.The existing treatment facilities, if any, are illustrated on Map 2M.

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