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

 

Stormwater fees have been implemented across the country to fund upgrades to combined sewer systems. A stormwater fee is a Read more
Multi-billion dollar plans to stop sewage overflows have been submitted to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), and Read more
Community groups submit recommendations to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection on the combined sewer overflow Long Term Control Read more
Organizations, individuals, coalitions and collaboratives, worked tirelessly to submit comments on the combined sewer overflow (CSO) Long Term Control Plans Read more
The overall message from speakers to participants was of the importance of reviewing the CSO plans with an awareness of Read more
The LTCPs are designed to meet existing water quality standards but do not consider future water quality standards. The reports Read more