The Runnemede Fire Department will be hosting a Fire Prevention Open House on Thursday, October 9, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the 2nd Avenue Fire Station. Apparatus-Displays-Info Booths will be available. Pizza Party for the class with the most students attending from Grades K-5. Please come out and join us.
The Borough of Runnemede will once again participate in the Camden County Department of Health & Human Services Flu Shot Program. Shots will be available in Runnemede at the Harry Williams Senior Center on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Please go to www.camdencounty.com for more information and for other sites within the county where shots will be administered.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Runnemede, NJ – August 28, 2014 – Sewer Discharge Runnemede Public Wastewater Collection System – Orchard Avenue Pump Station E
On Sunday August 24, 2014, Runnemede Sewer Pump Station E failed causing a discharge of wastewater from two manholes into the wooded area nearby.
The Runnemede Sewer Department responded to the Orchard Avenue Pump Station and restored operations at approximately 6:00 pm Sunday evening after a member of the public, walking through the woods, reported the incident to a Sewer Department Supervisor.
On Monday August 25, 2014, representatives from the Borough of Runnemede, NJ Department of Environmental Protection, and County Department of Health visited the site and verified that the remediation actions taken by Runnemede Sewer Department have alleviated any potential hazard to the public.
NJ Department of Environmental Protection has estimated that approximately 300,000 gallons of wastewater discharged from two manholes associated with the pumping station, which are in close proximity to a tributary stream to Hirsh Lake. As a result, NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife has been monitoring both the tributary stream and Hirsh Lake this week.
It has been determined that the pump failure was caused by an excessive buildup of grease in the stations wet well and that the high water level alarm failed to operate causing a delayed response.
The Borough is reviewing operational procedures related to this incident and will implement corrective action to prevent a reoccurrence of this nature.
The 2014 4th quarter tax bill is due on or before November 10th. If payment is not received in this office on or before that date, interest will accrue from November 1st. You can pay your tax or sewer bill-on line by clicking the large green button to the left of this post and following instructions-at the front office in person-by placing your payment in the yellow drop box in the municipal parking lot or by sending in your payment by mail. If you would like a receipt, you can include a stamped self-addressed envelope with your payment.