Sewage-Free Streets and Rivers is an action-oriented campaign that collaborates with community organizations to prevent sewers from overflowing and keep sewage out of our streets, basements, and waterways.

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: 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.

  The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) has been working around the clock to review the combined sewer Read more
This year's Jersey Water Works membership meeting will be held virtually on July 28, 2021. Jersey Water Works (JWW) is Read more
The Sewage-Free Streets and Rivers campaign submitted a letter to the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission (PVSC) Board of Commissioners on Read more
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