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Water Quality Management Planning Rule: N.J.A.C. 7:15

Rule Information
The Water Quality Management Planning (WQMP) Rules, N.J.A.C. 7:15, are now final and are effective as of November 7, 2016.  The new rules repeal and replace the prior rules.
Effective Date: November 7, 2016
Current Rule
Current Rule (pdf)
Rule Adoption Package (pdf)
The WQMP rule documents above are available in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. These online copies are "courtesy copies." To obtain official copies of these regulations consult the NJDEP Office of Legal Affair's How to Get Copies of Departmental Rules page.

Continuing Planning Process

CPP Guidance and Toolbox (pdf, updated 2/27/2018)

Rule Guidance

Under Development

WMP Guidance

Septic Maintenance Program Template (pdf)
Wastewater Capacity Analysis (pdf)
Urbanized Municipalities list (pdf)
WMP Checklist (pdf)
Complete WMP Component Checklist (pdf)
County WMP Narrative Template (under development)
County WMP Map Templates (pdf)
Flow Data per N.J.A.C. 7:15-2.4(a)9 (pdf)

Nitrate Dilution Model Related Information

Nitrate as a Surrogate for Assessing Impact of Development Using Individual Subsurface Sewage Disposal Systems on Ground Water Quality
May 21, 2007
A Recharge-Based Nitrate-Dilution Model for New Jersey, v7 for Excel 2010 (MS Excel)
A Recharge-Based HUC 11-Scale Nitrate-Carrying-Capacity Planning Exercise for New Jersey, MS Excel Workbook version 3.0 (MS Excel Workbook)
A Recharge-Based Nitrate-Dilution Model for Small Commercial Establishments in New Jersey, v2.2 (MS Excel)
Map of New Jersey Septic Densities Based on Regional HUC 11 Analysis - this map depicts statewide variations in HUC 11 septic densities
Septic Density per HUC 11 (MS Excel) - average acres per individual subsurface sewage disposal system, HUC 11s by County and HUC 11s by Municipality