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    Haimy
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    As Lakewood becomes more densely built up the local water table is rising. Rain water has no were to go since there is not enough undeveloped land to absorb the moisture. The result is flooded basements, flooded roads, & roadways falling apart since the base of the blacktop is unstable from all the moisture. My brother’s sump pump used to turn on once a day, now it runs nonstop.
    If you rely on a sump pump you must have an alarm to alert you if it malfunctions. It also makes sense to purchase flood I surance since this won’t be covered by a standard policy.

    #1697064

    iacisrmma
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    I guess this id why Gov Murphy wants to tax property owners for the water runoff!

    #1697072

    DovidBT
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    Doesn’t Israel have a shortage of water? Maybe you could arrange a deal.

    #1697076

    Gadolhadorah
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    Federal flood insurance, which is taxpayer subsidized, is not available unless you live in an area on FEMA maps on the agency website. Unfortunately, most of the Lakewood area is not mapped. You can still buy flood insurance from most P&C carriers but they will underwrite you on standard risk criteria with no federal subsidy,

    #1697098

    Takes2-2tango
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    Unfortunately the lakewooders are thier own worsed enemies for block voting because BMG dictates who to vote for .
    Start voting to get rid of the current fraudsters in the township

    #1697434

    silentmoishe
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    A little common sense please!
    As Lakewood gets built up, LESS water is absorbed by the ground as much more runs off into the sewer system. When the land is covered with buildings and cement, the water can’t be absorbed.
    The reason for the higher water table is rain! The American eastern seaboard has had an inordinate amount of rain for the past year. NYC water reservoir system is loaded. Normally at the end of the summer it’s considerably below full. This year at the end of the summer it was almost full. Farmers had trouble harvesting crops as they needed a few days of dry weather to harvest.Pay attention to what’s going on around you. Rain, rain, and more rain, al of which contributes to a high watertable.

    #1697906

    LerntminTayrah
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    This is a problem in all developed areas.

    #1698121

    Haimy
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    When you build a new home in Lakewood you are required to dig a water catch basin underground for all the rainwater to collect. This is because non of the rain can collect & then evaporate. Imagine 100 homes densely built in a former piece of forest, all the water that would have remained on the trees or on the surface of the earth to evaporate is now flowing directly underground. Repeat this over & over again & the water table will rise. Surely the recent wet weather isn’t helpful which is even more of a reason for the township to consider this problem.

    #1698138

    Haimy
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    There are no reports of problems with a rising water table in the rest of NJ due to increasing precipitation. This seems to be a localized problem in Lakewood.

    #1698144

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
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    אין מים אלא תורה

    #1698157

    Takes2-2tango
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    To silentmoshe,
    You ought to go back to learning the basics of how rain water affects the water table in a given area.
    You are absolutely clueless.
    You sound like a fly by night developer/ builder

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