- Wastewater Treatment at the Plant
- What Can Go Down the Drain
- Wastewater Industry Best Practices
- Improving Water and Wastewater Infrastructure
- Other Information
A tour of our treatment plant can be an unforgettable educational experience! If you are interested in learning about the Authority and its mission in Camden County, please phone Linda Doherty at (856) 583-2306, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, organization, address, and telephone number and someone will contact you shortly.
Informational Materials on . . .
Wastewater Treatment at the Plant
- The Treatment Process (a short dissertation of how a wastewater treatment plant operates)
- Process Diagram
- Aerial View of Main Plant
What Can Go Down the Drain: don’t flush non-flushable material
- What is Flushable? (CCMUA flyer)
- Toilets Are Not Trash Cans (from the National Association of Clean Water Agencies, NACWA)
- Know what to flush (from the Orange County [CA] Sanitation District)
- “Why Flushable Wipes Aren’t Flushable” (video from truTV’s”Adam Ruins Everything”)
- “Don’t Flush the Baby (Wipes)“ (written and sung by Steve Anderson, a water resources analyst with Clean Water Services (Hillsboro, Ore.))
- “Don’t Flush That” (to the tune of “Pink Cadillac”) (Public Service Announcement created for Keene, NH by Keene High School students)
- “Can’t Flush This!” (rap video from United Utilities, Warrington, England; link provided by Water Environment Federation)
Wastewater Industry Best Practices
- Water Resources Utility of the Future: A Call for Federal Action (National Association of Clean Water Agencies brochure)
- Promoting Environmental and Community Service Leadership as an Essential Best Practice for the Clean Water Utility of the Future (November 11, 2015 slide presentation; requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)
- Hidden Capacity: How Proper Maintenance and Cleaning of Sewer Systems can have Huge Benefits! (Jersey Water Works report)
Improving Water and Wastewater Infrastructure
- Jersey Water Works
- Value of Water Coalition
- Lead in Drinking Water
- Using New Jersey’s State Revolving Fund to Reduce Combined Sewage Flooding in Camden City (February 10, 2016 webinar conducted by the Environmental Council of the States (ECOS) on the three of the ten most innovative uses of the State Revolving Fund in the country)
- Slide presentation (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)
- Full recorded broadcast of session (CCMUA Executive Director Andy Kricun’s segment appears from minute mark 32:57 to 58:58)
- A full report on the successes of the State Revolving Funds (including CCMUA’s on pp. 15-16) appears in ECOS Green Report: Innovations in the Clean Water SRF Program (May 31, 2016)
- Camden Water Equity Task Force
- Water Equity Road Map released September 16, 2019
Other Information (informational inserts occasionally distributed with quarterly bills)
- Circuit Trails (7/1, 8/1/2020)
- Single Stream Recycling (flier for Camden County residents; English/Spanish) (9/1, 10/1/2019)
- Brochure on lead in drinking water (3/1, 4/1/2019)
- Lead it Run (brochure on lead in drinking water–superseded by 2019 brochure) (3/1, 4/1/2018)
- Hidden Treasures in the Delaware River (1st Quarter 2017)
- The Circuit Trails Network (2nd quarter 2016)
- Lead and Healthy Homes (2nd quarter 2016)
- Camden County Conserves (1st quarter 2016)
- Wonders of Watersheds (2nd quarter 2015)
- Stormwater Runoff and the Health of Our Waterways (1st quarter 2014)
- How to Prevent Stormwater Pollution (2nd quarter 2013)
- Solar Energy at the CCMUA; Camden Receives Sustainable Jersey Certification; Use Less Water(1st quarter 2013)
- 7 Smart Steps (to reduce neighborhood flooding and improve stormwater management) (4th quarter 2011)
- Online Bill Pay or Pay by Phone (1st quarter 2007)
PowerCorps Camden is an AmeriCorps direct service program focused on improving Green Infrastructure in the City of Camden. Partners CCMUA, the City of Camden, and Center For Family Services launched the program in December 2015, with the goals to improve outcomes for opportunity youth and improve green infrastructure in Camden City. Over the last four years, PowerCorps Camden has aimed to increase economic opportunity through job training and readiness for up to 60 youth each year. Since inception, over 440 acres of land have been treated by PowerCorps members in Camden. Through projects focused on Camden’s green infrastructure network, PowerCorps members play a key role in maintaining green infrastructure installations including rain gardens, city and county parks, vacant lots, and stormwater inlets that comprise Camden City’s network. Through knowledge and skills training, PowerCorps Camden develops and nurtures young adults into environmental stewards and strong candidates for the workforce. In addition to general green infrastructure maintenance, members take part in environmental trainings, group service learning trips and in varied innovative projects, including repurposing concrete/rubble from construction sites to create barriers that protect existing rain gardens within the city. These collaborations allow for members to expand their environmental knowledge while also having a real and lasting impact on the City. A case study of PowerCorps Camden has been published by Jersey Water Works: Bolstering the Water Workforce with Innovative Programs.
CCMUA’s other major green jobs program, the Green Ambassadors, is now in its fourth year. Green Ambassadors hires 10-20 high school students for a five-week summer internship, where students work with a variety of projects with the Camden Collaborative Initiative. Forty-five students have completed the program since its inception, and a few are pursuing degrees in environmental science.
Since 2005 the Rutgers Environmental Stewards program has trained volunteers on how they can take action to help solve environmental problems in their communities. Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Camden County offers the Environmental Stewards program in partnership with Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority. Participants’ projects include maintenance of Camden SMART green infrastructure installations.
Events in the Parks
Our partners help manage the grounds and program events in the authority’s parks and public spaces. Check this page regularly for a list of park activities.
- Saturday, September 28, 2019: Cramer Hill Nature Preserve Day. Guided tours of the trail system and displays about the history of the preserve and its plants and wildlife. Planting of a few Atlantic white cedar trees (once common along the Delaware River, but now only a single population exists along the river in southern New Jersey, upstream of the Commodore Barry Bridge). Contact Michael Hogan of the South Jersey Land and Water Trust, (609)476-2086 or email@example.com.
Cleanups and Green Infrastructure Upkeep
Keeping the parks, nature preserve, rain gardens, and other green stormwater infrastructure installations that Camden SMART is responsible for requires requires regular maintenance including litter removal, weeding, and trimming. Efforts of PowerCorps Camden and other Camden SMART partners are often supplemented by volunteer groups and individuals, including community, corporate, school, and environmental organizations. Cleanups occur throughout the year, and postings are updated here.
- (none scheduled by CCMUA at this time)
- Camden Greenways Inc. maintains a calendar of events including local cleanups as well as other activities
As an anchor institution in Camden’s Waterfront South neighborhood, CCMUA hosts public hearings as well as meetings by various organizations and task forces throughout the year. Events of potential public interest will be posted here.
- September 9, 2019: Greening Waterfront South. Presentation by Rowan University Project Team of proposed greening projects. Meeting location is at Camden Fireworks, 1813 S. Broadway, Camden. See flier for details.
The CCMUA is an active member of a number of industry and environmental organizations. For more information, click the links below.
- Water Environment Federation (WEF)
- National Association of Clean Water Administrators (NACWA)
- US Water Alliance
- Value of Water Campaign
- Leading Utilities of the World
- National Biosolids Partnership
- Green Infrastructure Exchange
- Jersey Water Works
- The Atlas (online community for city governments)
- Watersense (water conservation)