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Water Equity

In the South Ward community, there is an urgent need to reduce incidents of Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs) that discharge pathogens into the Passaic River; to protect the health, viability, and quality of life of Newark residents; to expand great, community-driven urban design city-wide; and to improve resilience to flooding and heat in an area of North Jersey disproportionately impacted by pollution and climate change.


Our Goal

SWEA’s goal is to engage and inform community members, government staff, researchers, community organizations, developers, and property owners throughout Newark to make Green Infrastructure the first line of defense in managing stormwater.

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