The Clean Water Council of New Jersey was established in 1967 to serve as an advisory board to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and to improve the Water Pollution Control Program in New Jersey. The council consists of seventeen appointed members: six permanent members and eleven member who serve for four year terms.


2014 Clean Water Council Public Hearing
Solving Sewer Overflows: Getting Ahead of the Flow

Friday, December 12, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection - Public Hearing Room
401 E. State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625

The New Jersey Clean Water Council seeks public testimony on solutions to help New Jersey address and reduce Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs) and Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs).  Very significant capital expenditures are needed to minimize overflows through upgrades such as reducing excessive inflow and infiltration (I&I) of groundwater and stormwater into our sewer systems. However, by using best practices from around the country, communities can upgrade infrastructure at a lower cost, improve water quality, and achieve multiple community benefits.

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Available Downloads
orangearrow Presentation - NJDEP Stormwater Management Program Update, presented by Jim Murphy, Chief, Bureau of Nonpoint Pollution Control, NJDEP
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orangearrow New Jersey Private Well Testing Act - Summary of Rules - Presentation by Judy Lewis, PhD., and John Shevlin.

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2013 Clean Water Council Public Hearing Notice - The 2013 Clean Water Council public hearing is scheduled for Friday, December 13, 2013 in the NJDEP Publich Hearing Room. This years topic "Greening New Jersey's Water Infrastructure". For additional information click here.