Over the past four years the Borough of Pompton Lakes, in conjunction with Riverdale and Pequannock Townships has executed a series of construction projects to improve the flow of our rivers. Silt removal, debris removal and river bank stabilization projects have been performed on all three of our rivers. These projects will help reduce the risk of flooding for our community. Funding for the work has come from both the State of NJ and from our municipal budget.
We are asking for your cooperation to facilitate our continued river maintenance program. Much of the debris removed from our waterways has included items such as tires and construction debris as well as downed trees and brush. Much of this material enters our rivers through illegal dumping.
We are asking residents to be mindful of how you dispose of yard waste, such as brush, branches, leaves and weeds. It's easy to assume this material will decompose and wash away in the rivers. Instead it accumulates and forms dams that increase our risk of flooding and costs taxpayer money to remove.
We also ask all residents to be aware of illegal dumping in the waterways and in our open space areas. It is illegal to dispose of any trash or debris in the rivers or lakes, or in the undeveloped land near them . If you see someone doing so, please contact the Pompton Lakes Police at 973-835-0400.
Protecting our rivers is protecting our homes and our investments in our community.
The Pompton Lakes Flood Advisory Board
Thank you for your cooperation.