The Community Rating System (CRS) is a voluntary program of the
National Flood Insurance Program. Through the CRS, communities that are
undertaking floodplain management activities that exceed the minimum floodplain
management requirements of the NFIP earn reductions in the flood insurance
premiums of their residents resulting in more affordable flood insurance.
Pompton Lakes is a participating community and undertakes floodplain management
But more than this, by applying a whole community approach to
floodplain management, the CRS contributes to community resilience, increased
insurance coverage, public safety and the protection of floodplain natural
functions. These benefits are evident in participating
communities and collectively nationwide.