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Narrative: Rockaway Boro

Narrative: Rockaway Boro

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Rockaway Borough (1434)
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.Rockaway Borough or Rockaway Village as it was called before its incorporation in 1894,was a center for trade and manufacturing in Morris County. It was a mining town withgoods transported via the Morris Canal. Today, access is provided via Route 46 and nearbyInterstate 80.Rockaway Borough is located in the central portion of Morris County and encompassesapproximately 2.1 square miles. The Borough developed as a traditional town with a smallcentral business district surrounded by compact single family residential development.Parks and recreation areas comprise about five percent (5%) of the Borough. Commerciallyzoned properties are also found predominantly along Route 46. The Borough zoningdesignations are shown on Map 4M.The Census Bureau estimates Rockaway Borough had a population of 6,263 in 2008. Thisrepresents a decline of just over three percent (3%) since 2000.Following are some important considerations for this municipality with respect towastewater management planning:
Rockaway Borough is a considered an urban municipality.
The entire municipality is located within the Highlands Planning Area.In this document, following are terms that 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
HUC11 - Hydrologic Unit Codeconsisting of 11 digits – a UnitedStates Geological Survey (USGS)standard designation for
 Interim Draft Wastewater Management Plan for Morris County (12/31/09)
Rockaway Borough
subwatersheds 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 – Rockaway Borough is almost fully developed. The collectionsystem and associated trunk sewers convey flow from these populated areasprimarily to the Rockaway Valley Regional Sewage Authority (RVRSA) interceptor.The RVRSA interceptor conveys flows to the RVRSA STP.
Pumping Stations – No pumping stations have been identified for RockawayBorough.No wastewater treatment facilities are located within the municipality. All wastewatergenerated within Rockaway Borough is treated by the RVRSA STP.Tables 1a and 1b below include additional minor facilities in Rockaway Borough regulatedthrough NJDEP that have individual New Jersey Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
 Interim Draft Wastewater Management Plan for Morris County (12/31/09)Rockaway Borough
(NJPDES) discharge permits. Table 1a shows facilities which are indicated as discharge togroundwater (DGW) and Table 1b shows facilities indicated as discharge to surface water(DSW).The existing treatment facilities, if any, are illustrated on Map 2M.

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