Engineering Department


This Municipal Stormwater Management Plan (MSWMP) documents the strategy for the Township of Cedar Grove (“the Township”) to address stormwater-related impacts. The creation of this plan is required by N.J.A.C 7:14A-25 – municipal Stormwater Regulations. This plan contains all of the required elements described in N.J.A.C 7:8 Storm water Management Rules.  The plan addresses groundwater recharge, stormwater quantity, and stormwater quality impacts by incorporating stormwater design and performance standards for new major development, defined as projects that disturb one or more acre of land or result in 1/4 acre of new impervious surface. These standards are intended to minimize the adverse impact of stormwater runoff on water quality and water quantity and the loss of groundwater recharge that provides baseflow in receiving water bodies. The plan describes long-term operation and maintenance measures for existing and future stormwater facilities.


The goals of this MSWMP are to:

  • reduce flood damage, including damage to life and property;
  • minimize, to the extent practical, any increase in stormwater runoff from any new development;
  • reduce soil erosion from any development or construction project;
  • assure the adequacy of existing and proposed culverts and bridges, and other in-stream structures;
  • maintain groundwater recharge;
  • prevent, to the greatest extent feasible, an increase in nonpoint pollution;
  • maintain the integrity of stream channels for their biological functions, as well as for drainage;
  • mini pollutants in stormwater runoff from new and existing development to restore, enhance, and maintain the chemical, physical, and biological integrity of the waters of the state, to protect public health, to safeguard fish and aquatic life and scenic and ecological values, and to enhance the domestic, municipal, recreational, industrial, and other uses of water; and
  • protect public safety through the proper design and operation of stormwater basins.

To achieve these goals, this plan outlines specific stormwater design and performance standards for new development. Additionally, the plan proposes stormwater management controls to address impacts from existing development. Preventative and corrective maintenance strategies are included in the plan to ensure long-term effectiveness of stormwater management facilities. The plan also outlines safety standards for stormwater infrastructure to be implemented to protect public safety.

To learn more about Township of Cedar Point’s Municipal Stormwater Management Plan, please download the PDF document below.

Engineering Department Documents, Including Tier A – NJDEP Stormwater Permit Documents

Wildlife Feeding OrdinancePDF
Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan Outfall NJDEP MapPDFMissing Attachment
Stormwater Pollution Prevention PlanPDF
Stormwater Control Management OrdinancePDF
Refuse Container/Dumpster OrdinancePDF
Private Storm Drain Inlet Retrofitting OrdinancePDF
Pet Waste OrdinancePDF
Pending Ordinance No. 24-926An ordinance of the Township of Cedar Grove, County of Essex, State of NJ, Amending …PDF
Pending Ordinance No. 23-922PDF
Pending Ordinance No. 23-921PDF
Passed Ordinance No. 23-922PDF
Passed Ordinance No. 23-921PDF
Ordinance 23-923Right-of-Way Construction and/or MaintenancePDF
Municipal Stormwater Management Plan Part IIIRevised 6/27/22- Pages 117-151, includes mapPDF
Municipal Stormwater Management Plan Part IIRevised 6/27/22- Pages 48-116PDF
Municipal Stormwater Management Plan Part IRevised 6/27/22- Pages 1-47PDF
Litter Control OrdinancePDF
Legal NoticeCommunity Park Public HearingPDF
Improper Disposal of Waste OrdinancePDF
Illicit Connection OrdinancePDF
Green Acres Program-Jakes Law Playground Funding Application DocumentsCommunity Playground ConceptPDF
Green Acres Program-Jakes Law Playground Funding Application DocumentsCommunity Park Environmental Impact Assessment ReportPDF
Green Acres Program-Jakes Law Playground Funding Application DocumentsCommunity Park Playground Cost EstimatePDF
Containerized Yard Waste/Yard Waste Collection OrdinancePDF
Construction DetailsPDF
Cedar Grove Excavation Permit ApplicationPDF
2020 Master Plan-Table of ContentsPDF
2020 Master Plan-StormwaterPDF
2020 Master Plan-Relationship to Adjoining CommunitiesPDF
2020 Master Plan-Regional LocationPDF
2020 Master Plan-Recycling ElementPDF
2020 Master Plan-Population & Socio-Economic DemographicsPDF
2020 Master Plan-Land Use Plan ElementPDF
2020 Master Plan-Housing Element & Fair Share PlanPDF
2020 Master Plan-Historical Preservation PlanPDF
2020 Master Plan-Goals & ObjectivesPDF
2020 Master Plan-Existing Land UsePDF
2020 Master Plan-Environmental FeaturesPDF
2020 Master Plan-Consistency with Zoning OrdinancePDF
2020 Master Plan-Community Facility PlanPDF
2020 Master Plan-Community FacilitiesPDF
2020 Master Plan-2020 Reexamination ReportPDF

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