Sewage-Free Streets and Rivers is an action-oriented campaign that empowers community organizations to engage residents and small business owners to shape their communities’ solutions to reduce localized flooding and the raw sewage dumped into rivers and streams due to combined sewer overflows (CSOs). These solutions were submitted to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP)  on October 1, 2020, and will be adopted in the next CSO permit.  

By working together, we can prevent sewers from overflowing and keep sewage out of our streets, basements, and waterways. Let’s make sure the children in our communities grow up in a healthier, greener environment and our streets and businesses remain safe and clean.

Join the Sewage-Free Streets and Rivers campaign and ensure infrastructure changes to your sewer system are cost-effective and provide the most benefit to your community.

CSO Communities in New Jersey

 

We are excited to announce the Sewage-Free Streets and Rivers Community Leaders Fellowship Program. The program is for emerging community Read more
“My problem is every time it rains, I get water in my basement, and then the sewers smell,” said Yolanda Read more
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The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) wants to hear from people who are interested, concerned, or impacted by Read more
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Projects that will reduce flooding and sewage overflows are coming. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) will start Read more