NJMC District municipalities need to know the geographic locations of their infrastructure for both emergencies and for planning. This program helps the municipalities to create an online inventory of their existing utility infrastructure, from manholes to fire hydrants, stormwater networks (outfalls, catchbasins), and sewer system infrastructures.
Through this program, towns are able to go online to view sewer and stormwater systems — including lines, catch basins, outfalls and manholes — in order to understand such key information as pipe diameter and flow direction before going into the field. MERI-GIS is currently developing the datasets and the effective methods and tools needed to visualize these municipal assets.
NJMC staff is already mapping manholes and their associated sewer or stormwater lines that are inspected because of blockages, or for safety concerns as part of the Inter-Municipal Equipment Sharing Program. District towns wishing to join in this program should contact Dom Elefante (201) 460-4669 or Dominador.Elefante@njmeadowlands.gov or Paula Speers (201) 460-4537.
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Figure 1. Example of municipal assets mapped
Participants: MERI, Bergen County Municipalities: Carlstadt, East Rutherford, Little Ferry, Lyndhurst, Moonachie, North Arlington, Ridgefield, Rutherford, South Hackensack, Teterboro; and Hudson County Municipalities: Jersey City, Kearny, North Bergen and Secaucus.