Message from Dawn Zimmer
4th Ward Councilwoman Dawn Zimmer sent out an email communique last night.
However, she did point out a helpful hint that will come in handy when we DO have flooding again:
What can you do about the flooding?
“Report any evidence of sewage backing up into our streets to the NJ Department of Environmental Protection.
Call 1-877-WARN-DEP/877-927-6337! A phone call helps, and a photo or video is even better. Yes folks, we need a poop patrol. So if you see poop, toilet paper, etc. that clearly shows our sewage is backing up into the streets, then call to report it immediately.
Why bother? What will it do anyway? I asked a supervisor at the DEP enforcement office this question. He told me homeowners in Jersey City have forced their City’s sewage authority to move and upgrade a sewage line that ran under their homes after they regularly called to report problems and showed evidence of sewage backup.
I’m working with volunteers on several different fronts to try and tackle our flood problem, but I hope the community can help put on the pressure for a solution.
Thanks and I hope to see many of you at the fundraisers.
4th Ward Councilwoman Dawn Zimmer“