BAYONNE, NJ - Bayonne residents are invited to a special workshop hosted by the Bayonne Water Guardians on Wednesday at the Bayonne Museum. The event, featuring Captain Bill Sheehan, the Hackensack Riverkeeper, will focus on efforts to reduce stormwater runoff and pollution, conserve water, and save money, and begin at 6:30 p.m.

According to a statement from Mayor Jimmy Davis’ office, stormwater from heavy rainfalls combines with sewer flows overwhelming the sewer system. The impact of these heavy rains can be reduced through the use of rain barrels and rain gardens.

Several rain barrels, which can prevent up to 1,400 gallons of runoff per year, will be auctioned off by the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission (PVSC), the agency responsible for treating and managing wastewater from Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Union, and Passaic Counties.

This is a free event and residents can sign up via email by clicking here.