Conservation & Pollution

For up-to-date information on conservation and pollution control in Montclair, New Jersey.

Montclair’s Solutions to Stormwater Pollution

In Montclair, everything that goes into the many storm drains along our curbs flows untreated into our local streams, such as Toney's Brook, Nishuane Brook, Yantecaw Brook and Pearl Brook. Our waterways then flow either into the Second River or Third River, tributaries of the Passaic River which empties into Newark Bay and onward to the Atlantic Ocean.

Pollution on streets, parking lots and our lawns is washed by rain into the storm drains. Pesticides, fertilizers, yard clippings and dog waste from our yards, plus oil, litter and detergents from our streets and driveways: you name it and it ends up in our water.


Water Conservation in Montclair

Many people don't realize how much money they can save by taking simple steps to conserve water, and the cumulative effects such small changes can have on water resources and environmental quality.

Montclair’s Environmental Affairs office reports that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), and various associations representing this country’s drinking water and wastewater systems have recently estimated the coming costs of national investment in all of the pipes, treatment plants, storage facilities, and other water infrastructure that will be necessary to ensure a secure, sanitary, and safe supply of water into the future.