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Narrative: Mt Arlington

Narrative: Mt Arlington

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Borough of Mount Arlington (1426)
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.The Borough of Mount Arlington lies along the eastern bank of Lake Hopatcong. Access byrailroad shaped Mount Arlington's development as a resort community during the secondhalf of the 19th Century. The Borough was established in 1890 when it separated fromRoxbury Township.The Borough of Mount Arlington is located in the northwestern portion of Morris Countyand encompasses approximately 2.8 square miles. Approximately 30% of the Boroughconsists of parks and recreation areas. The remaining land within the Borough consistsmainly of residential uses. Portions are zoned and utilized for commercial use and theseareas are located predominantly along the southern and eastern border of the Boroughalong the Howard Boulevard and Interstate 80 Interchange. The Borough zoningdesignations are shown on Map 4M.The Census Bureau estimates the Borough of Mount Arlington had a population of 5,827 in2008. The population has grown significantly since 2000, increasing by almost twenty fivepercent (25%) with the development of the Seasons Glen planned residential development.Following are some important considerations for this municipality with respect towastewater management planning:
 
Borough of Mount Arlington is considered a non-urban municipality.
 
About 7% of the Borough of Mount Arlington is located in the New Jersey Highlands(Highlands) Preservation Area and the remaining 93% is located in the HighlandsPlanning 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 a
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 Interim Draft Wastewater Management Plan for Morris County (12/31/09)
 
Borough of Mount Arlington
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design capacity of less than 2,000gallons per day.
 
GW – groundwater
 
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 soiltype 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 – The Borough of Mount Arlington has two collection systems.The collection system and associated trunk sewers from the southern portion of theBorough convey flow to the United Water Mid-Atlantic STP. The collection systemand associated trunk sewers from the remainder of the Borough convey flow to theMusconetcong STP.
 
Pumping Stations – No pumping stations have been noted for this municipality.
 
 Interim Draft Wastewater Management Plan for Morris County (12/31/09)Borough of Mount Arlington
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Existing major wastewater treatment facilities located within the municipality include:
 
United Water Mid-Atlantic (Arlington Hills) STP serves a small area in the southernportion of the Borough and is located just north of Interstate 80.Tables 1a and 1b below include additional minor facilities in the Borough of MountArlington that are regulated by NJDEP and have individual New Jersey Pollutant DischargeElimination System (NJPDES) discharge permits. Table 1a identifies facilities that dischargeto groundwater (DGW). There are no minor facilities indicated as discharging to surfacewater (DSW) in the municipality. However, Table numbered 1b is reserved for suchfacilities if they are noted in the future.The existing treatment facilities are illustrated on Map 2M.

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