Thank you for visiting your Pequannock Township Engineering page. The Engineering page is best for information regarding infrastructure projects. We typically update this page once a month or when new information is available. Please let friends and family know this is the page current information.
Please help us identify the most important items that should be found via the “Engineering” subsection of your Township web page. We are in the planning stage of improving the site and could really use your input. What is most important to you; what type of updates are important; information that can be downloaded, maps, reports, procedural, etc. If you visited another towns engineering page and found it comprehensive, we want to hear about it. Please email me your ideas, constructive criticism, likes, dislikes, and/or anything that might improve our services. My email address is listed above. Thank you for taking the time to provide valuable input.
Most importantly, let me thank all of our residents for your patience and consideration. Construction projects can be very stressful with unexpected delays, detours, rough road surface, noise, dust, and overall frustration with communications and changing schedules. We really appreciate everyone’s cooperation and understanding as we work together, as a community, to improve our aging infrastructure.
Hillview Road/Beaverbrook Road Improvements
The Township received a grant to improve Hillview Road from the intersection of Hillview Road and Jacksonville Road to the border of Lincoln Park (Beaverbrook Road). The project includes minor drainage improvements, guide rail replacement and road resurfacing. Project under design with construction anticipated in the spring, 2020.
Roadway Resurfacing Program, 2019
The following roads were resurfaced in 2019: Lockwood Avenue, Dale Avenue, Winfield Avenue, Van Riper Avenue, Pearl Avenue, portions of Davis Avenue, Mountain Avenue from West Parkway to end (Mountainside Park), and West Parkway from South Sunset Road to Foothills Park. Note: The 2020 overlay program is under review. Expect the 2020 list will posted by the end of the year.
Community Rating System (CRS) for Pequannock, currently a CRS-5 Community
Many of our residents are aware of rising insurance costs and the discount Pequannock receives based on our CRS rating. After successfully improving our rating to a 5 in 2016, we are actively looking to improve to a CRS 4. No other community in NJ has achieved a 4 rating, mostly because of difficult countywide prerequisites. The Township is seeking funding to support a regional stormwater management plan. A regional plan is a prerequisite to improving the Township’s rating. Please visit the Flood Resiliency page for further information. (add link to flood page) https://peqtwp.org/165/Flood-Information)
The Engineering Department continues to pursue grant opportunities based on availability and need. Please contact the Engineering Department if you are aware of grant opportunities that we may have missed. The following grant applications are pending:
- NJDOT Municipal Aid, 2018 - The Township received a joint grant to restore Hillview Road (alongside the airport) from Jacksonville Road to the Lincoln Park Border. The Township received a total of $227,500 in funding for paving and guide rail improvements. Construction is delayed because the NJDOT is requiring all guiderail be replaced. This project will be advertised later this year planned for construction in 2020.
- NJDOT Municipal Aid, 2019 - Application was filed to resurface West Parkway from Sunset Road to Foothills Park. The Township received a grant in the amount of $264,000. This project is completed.
- NJDOT Municipal Aid, 2020 - Application was filed to resurface Alexander Avenue from the Turnpike to Route 23. Anticipate notification of award, if successful, by the end of 2019.
Please feel free to contact the Engineering office during regular business hours if you have any questions, comments, or require additional information.
Alert Dog Park (Revision 3)
The high water inundating the Dog Park has receded. The Township is considering the cost to repair the current facility. Considering the probability of groundwater rise in the future, alternate locations are being evaluated to relocate the facility.
Resident Groundwater Bulletin
Review the Resident Groundwater Bulletin (PDF).
Alert Groundwater (Revision 4)
Recent dry weather patterns supported groundwater levels returning to near normal levels. Please note the area remains susceptible to rising water levels depending on fall weather patterns.
Sump Pump Systems
Throughout the recent 12 month period, high groundwater caused sump pump systems to operate well above average periods. The good news is forecasts indicate weather patterns are trending toward historic norms. Accordingly, we anticipate sump systems will operate at a frequency closer to normal.
Please note individual homeowners are responsible to keep sidewalks and roads free of ice created by sump discharge. Additional information regarding groundwater and sump systems is available by clicking the sump information link below.
Additional Groundwater Data
Review the United States Geological Survey Groundwater Watch page for additional groundwater data. You can access daily information through the Groundwater Watch page.