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

 

Our worst fears about the impacts of flooding on our outdated wastewater infrastructure were realized in the aftermath of Hurricane Read more
Projects that will reduce flooding and sewage overflows are coming. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) will start Read more
The flooding from Hurricane Ida emphasized the urgent need for major investments in New Jersey’s wastewater infrastructure. Streets were flooded, Read more
The Sewage-Free Streets and Rivers (SFSR) campaign awarded six organizations a total of $7,750 in capacity building grants in the Read more
Flooding is bad for business. Luckily, solutions are coming to communities with combined sewer systems that would boost the health Read more
Specific requirements for public participation, green infrastructure, environmental justice, and climate change were recommended in a letter that Sewage-Free Streets Read more