The Montville Township Open Space Committee works with the Planning Board and the Township Committee in an effort to preserve land in Montville Township. The group meets monthly to discuss issues that affect the Township’s Open Space Plan and periodically assists in the revision of the Master Plan. Montville Township residents have repeatedly approved, through referendum, one of the most aggressive open space programs in the state of New Jersey. It is the goal of the Open Space Committee to execute this strategy and preserve one of the most valuable resources the Township has, its land, character, and environment.
Towaco Valley Aquifer
A specific area that the Open Space Committee has worked toward preserving is the Towaco Valley Aquifer. Montville Township is a rare community in that 90% of drinking water is provided by this sole source aquifer. To date over 600 acres of land have been preserved in an effort to protect Montville Township’s water supply.