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Comments on the Remedies to Sewage Overflows

Sewage-Free Streets and Rivers partners reviewed all of the Development and Evaluation of Alternative reports from a community and quality of life perspective to ensure that communities have access to waterways and benefit environmentally and economically from these plans. Here is what we found in the reports: All of the municipal and utility permit holders … Continue reading Comments on the Remedies to Sewage Overflows

How Syracuse Won the Battle for Green Infrastructure

Onondaga County, New York, found itself in an exciting position in 2012. Struggling, as many cities and towns are to reduce combined sewer overflows (CSOs), Onondaga county was going to use an all gray infrastructure approach, until Joanie Mahoney, then County Executive, stepped in to recommend a newer approach to the issue in the form … Continue reading How Syracuse Won the Battle for Green Infrastructure

Tips on Reviewing CSO Alternatives Reports

All of the municipal and utility permit holders submitted reports on July 1, 2019 describing the options they are considering to reduce combined sewer overflows. While these reports are not the final plans they include the options being recommended for further evaluation and combinations of solutions that would be feasible to reduce overflows.   What … Continue reading Tips on Reviewing CSO Alternatives Reports

Dialogue Needed on Potential Solutions to Reduce Sewage Overflows 

All of the Development and Evaluation of Alternatives reports that were submitted to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) on July 1, 2019 have been posted on the NJDEP’s website for the public to review.  The reports, submitted by municipal and utility Combined Sewer Overflow permit holders, describe the options being considered to … Continue reading Dialogue Needed on Potential Solutions to Reduce Sewage Overflows 

The Capacity Building Grant Program

The Sewage-Free Streets and Rivers campaign funded partner organizations to conduct public outreach. The goal was to educate families, small businesses, and community members on the impacts of combined sewer overflows. Public outreach provides opportunities for community input in the development of solutions and education on the benefits of green infrastructure.  Here is a report … Continue reading The Capacity Building Grant Program