CRAPS Map Metadata

Sewer Service Areas 

Note: The version was signed into adoption on October 11, 2006 and a notice will appear in the NJ register on November 6, 2006 NJ. This is a graphical representation of the States Sewer Service Area (SSA) mapping. The SSA mapping shows the planned method of wastewater disposal for specific areas, i.e. whether the wastewater will be collected to a regional treatment facility or treated on site and disposed of through a Surface Water (SW) discharge or a groundwater (GW) discharge. Areas not specifically mapped represent either water features where no construction will occur or land areas that default to individual subsurface disposal systems discharging less than 2,000 gallons/day (gpd) where the site conditions and existing regulations allow. This mapping, in conjunction with the text of the associated Water Quality Management Plan (WQMP), is used to make consistency determinations under the Water Quality Management (WQM) Planning rules, N.J.A.C. 7:15. The SSA mapping is prepared under the Water Quality Management (WQM) Planning rules, N.J.A.C. 7:15 in conjunction with the Statewide WQM Plan, which together constitute the Continuing Planning Process conducted pursuant to the Water Quality Planning Act, N.J.S.A. 58:11A-1 et seq., the Water Pollution Control Act, N.J.S.A. 58:10A-1 et seq., and N.J.S.A. 13:1D-1 et seq., and as required by Sections 303(e) and 208 of the Federal Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq.)

Water Layers 

Water layers are sourced from a feature class provided to MCGIS from the 2007 Aerial Orthophotography flight done by NJDEP.

Reference Date: 2010 View metadata from NJDEP


Wetlands data has been downloaded to MCGIS local servers from NJDEP. Data source originates from the NJDEP Land Use/Land Cover of 2007 layer.All items flagged from the LABEL07 field as a type of Wetlands were extracted from the original source.

Reference Date: 2007 View metadata from NJDEP

Wellhead Protection Areas 

Data originates from downloaded GIS layer from NJDEP.

Reference Date: October 7, 2002 View metadata from NJDEP

Riparian Buffers 

Data sources from the NJDEP Surface Water Quality Standards (SWQS) GIS layer

Reference Date: March, 2013


Soils data orginates from NRCS.

Reference Date: UNKNOWN View documentation from NRCS

Flood Zones 

Flood zones have been extracted from FEMA Preliminary DFIRM mapping provided to MCGIS.

Reference Date: April 30, 2010 View documentation from FEMA

Highlands Data 

Highlands data has been downloaded to MCGIS local servers from the NJ Highlands Council.

Reference Date: October, 1, 2011 View metadata from Highlands Council