Fact Sheet on Municipal Combined Sewer Outfall Long Term Control Plans

Under the federal Clean Water Act, combined sewer discharges are prohibited without a permit. In New Jersey, the permit program is administered by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) and is an essential tool for the control of combined sewer overflows (CSOs). In March 2015, NJDEP issued 25 CSO permits for the municipalities, utilities, and treatment plants that receive combined sewage.