Communities with combined sewer systems are one step closer to being able to implement stormwater utilities to help pay for upgrades. The New Jersey Legislature gave final approval to a bill that would allow municipalities to set up stormwater utilities, a program utilized in 40 states to reduce flooding and pay for stormwater infrastructure.
Commitments made at the Jersey Water Works annual conference in December 2018 will help transform New Jersey's inadequate water infrastructure, including reducing flooding and sewage pollution.
New Campaign Launches to Engage Communities in Shaping Solutions to Combined Sewer Overflows A statewide coalition today unveiled Sewage-Free Streets and Rivers, a coordinated campaign across New Jersey communities with combined sewer systems that overflow raw sewage during heavy rainfalls. These overflows can cause sewage backups into basements and streets, and dump an estimated 23 … Continue reading Getting Sewage Off Our Streets and Out of Our Rivers
Recent flooding has exposed the need to address the City of Camden’s aging sewer system. Mayor Frank Moran recognizes the challenge and is working on a plan to reduce flooding and combined sewer overflows. “We can put together a plan, as we put the right folks in office into position to make the determination as … Continue reading Camden’s Mayor on Flooding
News 12 New Jersey's Brian Donohue covers what he calls "the closest thing New Jersey has to a portal to Hell," in front of Perth Amboy's largest combined sewer outfall. NJ/NY Baykeeper Director Greg Remaud explains why CSOs are a huge source of pollution.