Current Campaigns, Initiatives & Calls To Action
Want to do more to reduce street/home flooding and address polluted nearby waterways in your community?
Join the 2023 Community Leaders Fellowship Program.
Join a network of peers taking action to accelerate solutions!
October – December 2023
Learn more here.
Applications due September 15. Space is limited.
About Sewage-Free Streets and Rivers
Sewage-Free Streets and Rivers works with NJ community and statewide organizations to advocate for solutions to sewage overflows into rivers and dirty wastewater flooding into streets and homes.
Join the Sewage-Free Streets and Rivers campaign and ensure infrastructure changes to your municipality’s combined sewer system are cost-effective and provide the most benefit to your community.
STAY INFORMED AND HAVE YOUR VOICE HEARD IN 2023!
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) is releasing the long-awaited draft combined sewer overflow permits for the 21 impacted communities this year! This is the public’s chance to give input on the plans to reduce sewage overflows into local water bodies and sewage back-ups into streets and homes. The final plans will impact your community for many years to come.
What can you do?
1) If you are an organization or business: become a campaign partner and help get the word out to the community
2) If you are a community member: sign up to receive our newsletter and other timely updates
3) Follow our social media: Instagram, Facebook & Twitter
Not sure if you live in a town or city with a combined sewer system?
Check out the map below with the 21 NJ affected communities.
CSO Communities in New Jersey
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.