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


Newark People’s Assembly is hosting a series of meetings to discuss alternative ways to solve the stormwater and sewage overflow Read more
Green infrastructure (GI) is a technique that is being used to reduce runoff and sewage overflows in communities with combined Read more
Communities with combined sewer systems are one step closer to being able to implement stormwater utilities to help pay for Read more
Commitments made at the Jersey Water Works annual conference in December 2018 will help transform New Jersey's inadequate water infrastructure, Read more
New Campaign Launches to Engage Communities in Shaping Solutions to Combined Sewer Overflows A statewide coalition today unveiled Sewage-Free Streets Read more
Recent flooding has exposed the need to address the City of Camden’s aging sewer system. Mayor Frank Moran recognizes the Read more