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 draft combined sewer overflow (CSO) Long Term Control Plans (LTCPs) are due on October 1. The second CSO LTCP Read more
How to Review the Draft CSO Long Term Control Plans and Submit Comments. The draft combined sewer overflow (CSO) Long Read more
Communities with combined sewer overflows (CSOs) need solutions that will prevent flooding and reduce waterway pollution. One such solution is Read more
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) extended the deadline to submit draft Long Term Control Plans (LTCPs) from June Read more
A virtual presentation hosted by New Jersey Future Tuesday, August 11 12:30pm–1:30pm Presenters from GreenPrint Partners and the Philadelphia Water Read more
Earth Economics, a global leader in science-based economics, worked with the Sewage-Free Streets and Rivers partners to develop a New Read more