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The NJ Department of Environmental Protection’s Water Quality Management Planning Rule was readopted with amendments on July 7, 2008.

The Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders, along with the Department of Planning is the designated wastewater management planning agency for the County and the portion of Monmouth County located within the Metedeconk River drainage Basin.

Planning staff works alongside our municipalities, the Ocean County Utilities Authority and the NJ Department of Environmental Protection to delineate sewer service area boundaries in the County. This latest update to the Ocean County Wastewater Management Plan began in November of 2008 and is ongoing.


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Habitat Suitability Determination Citation from WMP Rule | PDF

Senate Proposal S2985
Extends requirement of wastewater management planning agencies to establish or update wastewater management plans, and extends validity of sewer service areas and wastewater service areas, until April 7, 2011. View/Download

Administrative Order
No. 2010-03

Extends submission deadlines for all Wastewater Management Plans until April 7, 2011. | PDF

Ocean County and Municipal Sewer Service Area Map

Future Sewer Service Area Map (PDF):

  • The future sewer service area (FWSA) map was adopted on 2/7/2013 and the notice appeared in the New Jersey Register on 3/4/2013 45 NJR 474(b). The Map will be posted here on this website when available.
  • The following maps were prepared in accordance with the Water Quality Management Planning rule (N.J.A.C 7:15). The Ocean County Department of Planning has submitted the final draft mapping to the NJDEP. May 2012

Future Ocean County Wastewater Service Area Map, December 2012
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  • Future Ocean County Wastewater Service Area Map, December 2012
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  • NJ Register notice for the Stafford WMP which has been adopted by the State separate of the County Plan.
  • In accordance with Planning rule (N.J.A.C 7:15), the formal notice appeared in the NJ Register on May 21, 2012 and a public hearing was held on June 25, 2012.
Coastal Zones and Pinelands Jurisdiction:
  • "New Jersey's Coastal Zone Management Program generally prohibits new development on beaches, dunes and in coastal high hazard areas; therefore, these areas are excluded from the sewer service area. Existing lawful development that is already connected to the wastewater treatment works remains consistent with this wastewater management plan. New development necessary to support the Department's public access policies for which there is no alternative location as demonstrated by a CAFRA permit issued by the NJDEP under N.J.S.A. 13:19-1 et seq. are also consistent with this wastewater management plan."
  • The new NJDEP sewer service area boundaries do not affect Pinelands designated Regional Growth Areas, Towns, or Villages. If you need additional information regarding development or sewer infrastructure in the Pinelands, please contact the Pinelands Commission.
For more information: Links:

Michael D. Georgalas, GIS Specialist

Ocean County Department of Planning
129 Hooper Ave.
PO Box 2191
Toms River, NJ 08754-2191
(732) 929-2054
(732) 244-8396 FAX

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April 21, 2014