The Clean Waterways, Healthy Neighborhoods initiative is a collaboration of the entities who own and operate combined sewer systems within the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission (PVSC) and North Bergen Municipal Utilities Authority (NBMUA) service areas.

The initiative aims to keep the public informed of efforts being taken to reduce the water quality impacts of combined sewer overflows (CSO) on area receiving waters.

The members of Clean Waterways, Healthy Neighborhoods are:

  • City of Bayonne

  • Borough of East Newark

  • Town of Guttenberg

  • Town of Harrison

  • Jersey City Municipal Utilities Authority

  • Town of Kearny

  • City of Newark

  • City of Paterson


  • PVSC

The PVSC service area includes eight municipalities served by combined sewers. The NBMUA service area includes two municipalities served by combined sewers.

These two systems have a total of 114 CSO discharge locations and service a population of close to 1.5 million residents along with thousands of businesses.

Together, we are evaluating ways to reduce the amount of CSO discharges to improve our waterways.

Looking for more information about the program? Visit the PVSC website and the NJDEP CSO home page and Permits Report page.