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 2024 SFSR Community Leadership Action Program!

4 sessions:

       May 11: 10:00am to 2:00pm (in person; Journal Square location)

                       May 16: 6:30 to 8:30pm (virtual)

                      May 30: 6:30 to 8:30pm (virtual)

                              June 15: 10:00am to 2:00pm (in person; Journal Square location)

                             $600 stipend for participation

Join a network of peers taking action to accelerate solutions to combined sewer overflows, street and basement flooding and related pollution! 

                   Deadline extended: Apply by April 26, 2024! 

     Learn more here.



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 effective, affordable, equitable and provide the greatest benefit to your community.

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) has released 5 of 7 regional and 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.

Specific requirements for public participation, green infrastructure, environmental justice, and climate change were recommended in a letter that Sewage-Free Streets Read more
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