All of New Jersey’s combined sewer overflow permit holders are required to conduct public outreach. But what does good public outreach look like?
The City of Newark and community organizations are working together to ensure all voices are included in their CSO Long Term Control Plans.
The Sewage-Free Streets and Rivers campaign aims to ensure that residents are informed about the impacts of sewage overflows and have input into the plans that are being developed, their costs, and the benefits or impacts the plans will have in the community.
Combined sewer systems collect human waste, industrial waste, and stormwater runoff into a single pipe for treatment and disposal.
Newark People’s Assembly is hosting a series of meetings to discuss alternative ways to solve the stormwater and sewage overflow issues in the City of Newark.
Green infrastructure (GI) is a technique that is being used to reduce runoff and sewage overflows in communities with combined sewer systems. But what is it? And how does it work?
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