A public conversation is needed to ensure that the people who live in these cities have a say in the solutions being considered.
One approach used by the Camden County Municipal Utility Authority and Camden SMART was a triple bottom line approach that evaluates the implications of green and gray solutions in terms of their ability to provide environmental, social, public health, and other values. Find out more about the Camden case study here.
“SUCCESSFUL COLLABORATIONS IMPROVE OUTCOMES, IMPROVE PROBLEM SOLVING, BROADEN OPTIONS, AND BUILD BETTER RELATIONSHIPS.”
–New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection website
Municipalities and utilities with combined sewer overflow permits are required to invite members of the affected public to participate in a Supplemental CSO Team.