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Borough of Riverdale (1433)
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. Situated along the Pequannock River, Riverdale was a mill town in its early days. Joseph Slater’s 1860 mill still stands today along the river. Incorporated in 1923, the borough shares its borders with Butler, Kinnelon and Pequannock. The construction of Interstate 287 and its interchange with Route 23 in the center of the Borough significantly altered the landscape of Riverdale. The Borough of Riverdale is located in the northeast portion of Morris County and encompasses approximately 2.1 square miles. Land uses are a mix of a compact residential and small town commercial uses east of Interstate 287 and regional retail, office and service uses along the Route 23 highway corridor. Newer large scale townhouse development is also located west of the Interstate. A large quarry, the Riverdale Tilcon Quarry, is still in operation in the northwest section of the Borough. Less than five percent (5%) of the Borough consists of protected open space and recreations areas. The Borough zoning designations are shown on Map 4M. The Census Bureau estimates Borough of Riverdale had a population of 2,858 in 2008. The Borough has seen major growth in population of fifteen percent (15%) since 2000. Following are some important considerations for this municipality with respect to wastewater management planning: • • Borough of Riverdale 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

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Interim Draft Wastewater Management Plan for Morris County (12/31/09) Borough of Riverdale

HUC11 - Hydrologic Unit Code consisting of 11 digits – a United States Geological Survey (USGS) standard designation for subwatersheds delineated based on topography. 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 – The Borough of Riverdale is developed primarily in the eastern portion of the Borough with a pocket of development in the southwest corner. The collection system and associated trunk sewers convey flow from these populated areas primarily through the Pequannock River Basin Regional Sewerage Authority’s (PRBRSA) conveyance system. PRBRSA, in turn, conveys all flow to the Two Bridges Sewerage Authority (TBSA) interceptor that conveys flow to the Two Bridges Sewerage Authority (TBSA) WWTP. Pumping Stations – There is one pumping station located in the southeastern portion of the Borough.

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There are no wastewater treatment facilities located within the municipality. The Borough of Riverdale is served by the Two Bridges Sewerage Authority WWTP. Tables 1a and 1b include additional minor facilities in the Borough of Riverdale regulated through NJDEP that have individual New Jersey Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NJPDES) discharge permits. Table 1a shows facilities which are indicated as discharge to groundwater (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 if they are noted in the future. The existing facilities, if any, are illustrated on Map 2M.

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Table 1a: Additional NJPDES (DGW) Minor Permitted Facilities within Borough of Riverdale

NJPDES Permit Number

Facility Name

Permit Program Code

Receiving Stream or Aquifer

Classification

Permittee

Contact Organization Name

Block

Lot

Permitted Flow (gpd)

Existing Flow1 (gpd)

Future Flow1 (gpd)

Discharge Category

NJ0062243

Eastern GW Undifferentiated Concrete glacial drift MaterialsRiverdale Facility NJG0105929 90 GW No Data Riverdale LLC 1 Flow indicated is daily maximum flow

II-A

Larry Fasano

Eastern Concrete Materials Inc

No Data

No Data

No Data

No Data

No Data

Industrial

No Data

Marc Schlussel

90 Riverdale LLC

19

8

No Data

No Data

No Data

Sanitary

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Interim Draft Wastewater Management Plan for Morris County (12/31/09) Borough of Riverdale

Environmental and Other Land Features
The countywide Environmental Features are shown on maps 5A & 5B. Two major highways, Interstate 287 and New Jersey Route 23, intersect at the center of the borough. The Pequannock River forms the northern and eastern borders of the Borough. One major tributary of the Pequannock River with multiple branches and associated wetlands is located in the northwest corner of the Borough. The Wanaque River joins the Pequannock River from the east along the southeast border of the Borough.

Delineation of Service Areas and Planning Integration
Sewer Service Areas
The following are the sewer service areas within the Borough of Riverdale. 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. • TBSA WWTP (NJPDES NJ0029386; DSW) – This SSA serves the entire Borough of Riverdale.

The following represent smaller defined service areas within the Borough of Riverdale. These facilities do not have an associated facilities table. • 90 Riverdale LLC (NJPDES NJG0105929; DGW) – This small SSA serves 90 Riverdale LLC located in the eastern portion of the Borough off of Riverdale Road just east of Interstate 287 and north of Route 23.

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

Coordination and Compliance with the New Jersey Highlands Regional Master Plan
The Borough of Riverdale is located 100% within the Highlands Planning Area. As of December 7, 2009, the Borough of Riverdale 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 the existing zoning
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Interim Draft Wastewater Management Plan for Morris County (12/31/09) Borough of Riverdale

and development potential of land parcels within the Borough. Build-out calculations were performed for major wastewater treatment facilities and were not required for the minor facilities listed in Table 1a 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: Borough of Riverdale Build-out Table (SSAs) Total Flow Major Capacity Attributed to Total Residential Public Allocation/ TWAs Existing Build-out Wastewater Permitted Approved Flow Flow Treatment Capacity But (mgd) (mgd) Facility (mgd) Unconnected (mgd) TBSA WWTP (PRBRSA) 0.410 0.556 0.289 0.017

NonResidential Build-out Flow (mgd)

Existing Total Septic Projected BuildSystems out Flow Flow (mgd) (mgd) 0.2394 1.126

Remaining Capacity (mgd)

0.025

-0.716

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Interim Draft Wastewater Management Plan for Morris County (12/31/09) Borough of Riverdale

Treatment Works Approvals (TWAs) approved by NJDEP for unconnected projects within the Borough of Riverdale consist of the following: Table 2b – Treatment Works Approvals Facility TWA Majestic Home Developers Valley Spring Lake Project - Phase 1 Alexan-North Alexan-South K&K Developers - Walmart Trammell Crow Total TBSA WWTP (PRBRSA) TBSA WWTP (PRBRSA) TBSA WWTP (PRBRSA) TBSA WWTP (PRBRSA) TBSA WWTP (PRBRSA) TBSA WWTP (PRBRSA) Unconnected Flow (mgd) 0.0093 0.0618 0.0460 0.0460 0.0257 0.1000 0.289

The majority of the Borough of Riverdale is served by the Two Bridges Sewerage Authority WWTP. The allocated capacity for the Borough of Riverdale is 0.410 mgd from the TBSA WWTP (PRBRSA). The total projected Build-out flow is 1.126 mgd which is 0.716 mgd above their allocated flow. Table 2a shows the Borough of Riverdale does not have a sufficient allocation with PRBRSA and TBSA to match 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 – Borough of Riverdale Build-out by HUC14 (GSA) Build-out Potential (Equivalent Dwelling Units) HUC141 02030103050080
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Using Nitrate Dilution Model 5.15

Under Municipal Zoning 4.00

Surplus/ Deficit 1.15

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 the Borough of Riverdale. ________________________________________________________________________________________
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For Table 3, equivalent dwelling units were calculated by adding [potential residential flow (gpd)/350] + [potential non-residential flow (gpd)/500]. The General Service Area (i.e., septic) build-out capacity analysis for Borough of Riverdale 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 the Borough of Riverdale’s portion of the HUC14: • For HUC 02030103050080 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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