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


The LTCPs are designed to meet existing water quality standards but do not consider future water quality standards. The reports Read more
Communities in New Jersey with combined sewer systems have submitted their plans to reduce combined sewer overflows into local waterways. Read more
Get the facts on the combined sewer overflow (CSO) Long Term Control Plans (LTCPs). The plans include the selected water Read more
Thursday, January 7, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, and Friday, January 8, 10:00 am - noon. Register here. Do you Read more
The Sewage-Free Streets and Rivers campaign will be working with community groups to review these plans.  We want to know Read more
Your voice is needed to ensure that the solutions are affordable; keep residents healthy; invest in local jobs, businesses and Read more