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Jersey City, among 21 other NJ Municipalities is serviced by a combined sewer system (CSS). In a combined sewer system, storm water run off flows into catch basins and combines with wastewater. In dry weather the combined water is carried to the treatment plant (Passiac Valley Sewerage Commission). During heavy rain fall however, the sewer system becomes inundated with the combined volume of water. This may cause an over flow into our local water ways. This is called a Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO). CSOs release pollutants and can be harmful to the environment.

Jersey City has 21 CSO discharge points. As seen below;

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Under the terms of the Clean Water Act, combined sewer systems are regulated by the EPA and municipalities are responsible for devising strategies to reduce or eliminate combined sewer overflows and mitigate the resulting pollution of waterways. The Jersey City MUA is hosting 4 Community Informational Meetings to address the effects the CSOs are causing, present alternatives and receive feedback from the residents of Jersey City.

Please join us.

Tuesday, March 12th

Mary McLeod Bethune Center, 140 Martin Luther King Blvd

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Thursday, March 14th

City Hall: Council Chambers, 280 Grove St

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Thursday, March 28th

Hank Gallo Center, Lincoln Park

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM


P.S. # 28, 167 Hancock St

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

For more detailed information on combined sewers and the long term control plan, please visit This website also serves as an essential reference that routes to the NJCSO Group CSO Notification System website.

We want to hear from you!

We value the opinions of the residents of Jersey City and want to work together to find the best solution. If you have attended a meeting and did not fill out the questionnaire, please fill out the questionnaire below to submit your feedback.