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The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) administers the Statewide Water Quality Management (WQM) Planning rules, N.J.A.C. 7:15.
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. The latest update to the Ocean County Wastewater
Management Plan began in November of 2008.
Download the approved and adopted Ocean County Wastewater Master Plan
Future Ocean County Wastewater Service Area Map,
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"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.
- NJDEP Water Quality Management Planning Rule N.J.A.C. 7:15
- NJ Register notice for the Stafford WMP which has been adopted by the State separate of the County Plan.