The NJDEP Announces Permits Issued by Christie Administration to Improve Water Quality

The State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announces that 25 final permits were issued by the Christie Administration to require municipalities and wastewater authorities to implement “long-term control plans” that will improve the surface water quality at 217 combined sewer overflow (CSO) discharge areas in the state of New Jersey.  Pollution from these CSOs can create problems for drinking water and cause harm to marine life. The news release, Christie Administration Issues Permits to Improve Water Quality in Urban Areas, posted on March 12, 2015 by the DEP, explains the impacts of CSOs and the details on the permit requirements and goals. Click here to read the news release.