The proposed groundwater discharge sewer system has the potential to permanently alter the site’s hydrology. It could impact the river’s water quality and degrade fish habitat, alter the volume of groundwater going to the river’s base flow, and raise the temperature of groundwater flowing into the river. The Musconetcong is a Category One anti-degradation river, and a favorite fishing and recreation area.
On May 10, 2021, EELC filed an initial notice of appeal and motion to file an appeal of the NJ Department of Environmental Protection’s (NJDEP) FHA Applicability Determination (FHA ADP) issued in February 2019.
On March 4, 2022, EELC filed an initial brief in the Superior Court of New Jersey Appellate Division challenging the NJDEP’s FHA ADP decision.