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Chester Borough (1406)
Introduction
This municipal chapter is an element of the Morris County Wastewater Management Plan prepared by the Morris County Department of Planning and Development in accordance with N.J.A.C. 7:15. Chester Borough is located in the southwestern portion of Morris County and encompasses approximately 1.5 square miles. Situated at the crossroads of County Route 513 (Main Street) and US Highway 206, the Borough is known for its historic commercial area along Main Street, containing a variety of small antique shops, unique stores, and 19th Centurystyle storefronts. Residential uses surround the commercial core. Approximately 20% of the Borough consists of parks and recreation areas. These areas include playgrounds, neighborhood parks, playfields and natural areas. The Borough zoning designations are shown on Map 4M. The Census Bureau estimates Chester Borough had a population of 1,678 in 2008. The population has remained fairly steady since 2000 showing a small growth of two percent (2%). Following are some important considerations for this municipality with respect to wastewater management planning: • • Chester Borough is considered a non-urban municipality. 100% of the municipality is located within the New Jersey Highlands Planning Area.

In this document, the following terms are used frequently: • EDUs – Equivalent Dwelling Units - a measure where one unit is equivalent to wastewater effluent from one dwelling unit. NJDEP defines a dwelling unit to mean any building or portion of a building, permanent or temporary, used or proposed to be used as a residence either seasonally or throughout the year. Most often, EDU is used in reference to a single family home. gpd – gallons per day, a unit of flow measurement. • GSA – General Service Area – represents the area to be served by residential septic systems. NJDEP refers to septic systems as discharges to groundwater with a design capacity of less than 2,000 gallons per day. GW – groundwater HUC11 - Hydrologic Unit Code consisting of 11 digits – a United States Geological Survey (USGS) standard designation for subwatersheds delineated based on topography.

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HUC14 – Hydrologic Unit Code consisting of 14 digits – a USGS standard designation for subwatersheds delineated based on topography. mgd – million gallons per day, a unit of flow measurement. NDM - Nitrate Dilution Model – The NDM) is required by NJDEP and follows the calculations methodology developed by the New Jersey Geological Service (NJGS). The NDM uses the soils type to estimate the minimum lot size needed to provide enough recharge to dilute nitrate to a specified target. This method is intended to be a guide for estimating the impact of nitrate from septic tanks on groundwater quality. The NDM uses the minimum lot size to calculate the

number of EDUs possible for a given area. • Non-discharge areas - areas where additional wastewater generation and/or discharge are prohibited. SSA – Sewer Service Area – represents the area to be served by a centralized treatment facility. STP – Sewage Treatment Plant SW – surface water WMP – Wastewater Management Plan WPCF – Water Pollution Control Facility WPCP – Water Pollution Control Plant WWTP – Wastewater Treatment Plant

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Existing Infrastructure
The existing wastewater collection and conveyance infrastructure within this municipality consists of the following: • Collection System – Development is concentrated in the central portion of the Borough. The collection system and associated trunk sewers convey flow from these populated areas primarily to the Chester Borough STP. Pumping Stations – There is one pumping station that pumps flow from the southwest portion of the Borough to the collection system leading to the Chester Borough STP.

The existing major wastewater treatment facilities located within the municipality include: • Chester Borough STP – this wastewater treatment facility serves a most of the northern and central portions of the Borough.

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Tables 1a and 1b include additional minor facilities in Chester Borough regulated through NJDEP that have individual New Jersey Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NJPDES) discharge permits. Table 1a shows facilities indicated as discharge to groundwater (DGW) and Table 1b shows facilities indicated as discharge to surface water (DSW). The existing treatment facilities are illustrated on Map 2M.

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Table 1a: NJPDES (DGW) Minor Permit Facilities within Chester Borough that Discharge 2,000 gpd or more
NJPDES Permit Number NJ0090115 Facility Name Permit Program Code GW Receiving Stream or Aquifer Crystalline Rocks Classification II-A Permittee Daniel Muska Donald Duryea David Kass Brad Cole Contact Organization Name Chester Springs SC LLC 95 Main Street LLC Continental Chester LLC Adams Respiratory Therapeurics John & Sandra Lynch Chester Franklin Assoc R Woods Realty LLC Block 128 Lot 4 Permitted Flow (gpd) No Data Existing Flow (gpd)1 17,700 Future Flow (gpd)1 17,700 Discharge Category Sanitary

Chester Springs Shopping Ctr NJ0128872 95 West Main GW Crystalline Street Rocks NJ0134058 The Streets of GW Glacial Chester Drift NJ0167495 Adams GW Glacial Till Respiratory Therapeutics NJG0084701 Windy Acres GW No Data Mobile Home Park NJG0136697 Chester GW No Data Franklin Assoc NJG0169901 Redwoods GW No Data Grill & Bar 1Flow indicated is daily maximum flow

II-A II-A II-A

133 132 101

4 3 12

2,500 No Data 4,000

960 2,340 No Data No Data No Data No Data

960 2,340 No Data No Data No Data No Data

Sanitary Sanitary Sanitary

No Data

No Data No Data

John & Sandra Lynch Thomas Ferrara Keith Holmes

133

2

7,200

Sanitary

0 110

0 26

2,250 6,840

Sanitary Sanitary

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Table 1b: Additional NJPDES (DSW) Minor Permitted Facilities within Chester Borough

NJPDES Permit Number

Facility Name

Permit Program Code

Receiving Stream or Aquifer

Classification

Permittee

Contact Organization Name

Block

Lot

Permitted Flow (gpd)

Existing Flow (gpd)1

Future Flow (gpd)1

Discharge Category

NJ0026824

Chester SW Tiger Shopping Brook Center 1Flow indicated is monthly average flow

FW2-TP(C1)

Michael J. Lyons

Savro LLC C/O Mark Properties

133

5

11,000

5,400

5,400

Sanitary

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Environmental and Other Land Features
The countywide Environmental Features are shown on maps 5A & 5B. The major transportation routes in Chester Borough consist of US Highway 206, which runs north-south through the western portion of the borough, and County Route 513 (Main Street), which runs east-west through the center. Significant water bodies include Hacklebarney Brook, a tributary to Burrett Brook and Peapack Brook, that originates in the Borough. A tributary to Lamington River flows through the northern portion of the Borough with multiple associated wetlands.

Delineation of Service Areas and Planning Integration
Sewer Service Areas
The following are the sewer service areas within Chester Borough. The existing areas served and future SSAs are shown on Maps 2M and 3M, respectively. The facilities providing treatment to these service areas have an associated facilities table in the Appendix. • Chester Borough STP (NJPDES NJ0054101; DSW) – This SSA includes a portion of the northern and central sections of the Borough.

The following represent smaller defined service areas within Chester Borough. These facilities do not have an associated facilities table. • 95 West Main Street (NJPDES NJ0128872; DGW) – This SSA serves a commercial business on the south side of West Main Street in the southwest portion of the Borough. Adams Respiratory Therapeutics Inc (NJPDES NJ0167495; DGW) – This SSA serves a specialty pharmaceutical company in the southwest portion of the Borough on Mill Ridge Lane just north of Main Street . Chester Franklin Assoc. LLC (NJPDES NJG0136697; DGW) – This SSA serves an office building in the southwest portion of the Borough located off of Main Street just east of US Highway 206. Chester Outlet Mall STP (The Streets of Chester; NJPDES NJ0134058; DGW) - This SSA serves The Streets of Chester shopping center in the southwest portion of the Borough along the western side of US Highway 206. Chester Shopping Mall STP (Chester Shopping Center; NJPDES NJ0026824; DGW) – This SSA serves a shopping center on the southwest corner of US Highway 206 and Main Street.

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Chester Springs Shopping Center STP (NJPDES NJ0090115; DGW) – This SSA serves the Chester Springs Shopping Center along the east side of US Highway 206 in the southwest portion of the Borough. Redwoods Grill & Bar (NJPDES NJG0169901; DGW) – This SSA serves a restaurant in the eastern portion of the Borough just northwest of the intersection of State Highway 24 and Oakdale Road. Windy Acres Mobile Home Park (NJPDES NJG0084701; DGW) – This SSA serves a mobile home park in the southwest corner of the Borough.

General Service Area
General Service Areas (GSAs) consist of those areas with discharges to groundwater of less than 2,000 gallons per day (i.e. residential septic systems) that are designated neither for sewer service nor as non-discharge areas.

Coordination and Compliance with the New Jersey Highlands Regional Master Plan
Chester Borough is 100% within the New Jersey Highlands Planning Area. As of December 8, 2009, Chester Borough has not chosen to conform to the Highlands Regional Master Plan for the Planning Area. Therefore, the standards in the NJDEP Water Quality Management Rules, N.J.A.C. 7:15-1 et seq., were utilized for the Borough.

Future Wastewater Demand and Facilities
For the purposes of evaluating capacity and future sanitary flow rates, full build-out of undeveloped or underdeveloped land in the Borough was derived from existing zoning and development potential of land parcels within Borough. Build-out calculations were performed for major wastewater treatment facilities and were not required for the minor facilities listed in Table 1a and 1b above.

Sewer Service Area Wastewater Capacity Analysis
Table 2a presents the results of the Build-out Analysis within the SSAs indicated above.

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Table 2a: Chester Borough Build-out Table (SSAs) Total Flow Capacity Attributed to Total Residential Allocation/ TWAs Existing Permitted Approved Build-out Flow Capacity But Flow (gpd) (gpd) (gpd) Unconnected (gpd) 75,000 58,000 0 0

Major Public Wastewater Treatment Facility

NonResidential Build-out Flow (gpd)

Existing Total Septic Projected BuildSystems out Flow Flow (gpd) (gpd) 300 58,342

Remaining Capacity (gpd)

Chester Borough STP

42

16,658

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Treatment Works Approvals (TWAs) approved by NJDEP for unconnected projects within Chester Borough consist of the following: Table 2b – Treatment Works Approvals Facility TWA None Total Unconnected Flow (mgd) 0 0

Chester Borough is served by the Chester Borough STP. The allocated capacity for Chester Borough is 0.075 mgd from the Chester Borough STP and the total projected Build-Out flow is 0.058 mgd leaving a surplus in capacity of 0.017 mgd. Table 2a shows Chester Borough has sufficient wastewater treatment capacity to meet the expected build-out potential within the Borough. Undeveloped and underdeveloped parcels are shown on Map 3M. Flows for the additional minor facilities in the municipality are anticipated to remain the same through at least the term of this WMP.

General Service Area Wastewater Capacity Analysis
Table 3 presents the results of the Build-out Analysis within the GSA. The GSA is shown on Map 3M. The breakdown by HUC14 subwatershed is shown below. Table 3 – Chester Borough Build-out by HUC14 (GSA) Build-out Potential (Equivalent Dwelling Units) HUC141 02030105050030 02030105060020 02030105060050
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Using Nitrate Dilution Model 42.55 0.31 4.16

Under Municipal Zoning 45.72 1.00 0.00

Surplus/ Deficit -3.17 -0.69 4.16

The Build-out potential within this HUC 14 is for that portion within the municipal boundary. It does not represent the entire HUC 14 boundary within Morris County and only represents the portion of the HUC14 within Chester Borough.

For Table 3, equivalent dwelling units were calculated by adding [potential residential flow (gpd)/350] + [potential non-residential flow (gpd)/500].

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The General Service Area (i.e., septic) build-out capacity analysis for Chester Borough was based on the 2.0 mg/L statewide standard for the target concentration of nitrate in groundwater. Following are the results of this analysis shown in table 3 for Chester Borough’s portion of the HUC14: • For HUC 02030105050030 and 02030105060020, the build-out results based on existing zoning is more than the number of potential EDUs generated by the Nitrate Dilution Model (NDM) for septic capacity and, therefore, HUC’s 02030105050030 and 02030105060020 will require further evaluation. For HUC 02030105060050, the build-out results based on existing zoning is less than the number of potential EDUs generated by the Nitrate Dilution Model (NDM) for septic capacity, and therefore, no change in zoning is required.

NOTE: Where the number of EDUs generated by zoning is greater than the number of EDUs generated by the NDM, zoning build-out and NDM will be run for the entire HUC 14 to determine if the entire HUC 14 has sufficient nitrate dilution capacity to accommodate full zoning build-out.

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