Clean Ocean Action

COA Publications About Wastewater

Two special publications were printed as part of COA's "Wasting our Waters Away" special project and are possible because of generous support from the Fund for New Jersey and the William Penn Fund. 


All publications are available in hard copy by contacting Clean Ocean Action (732-872-0111,, or send a check payable to Clean Ocean Action to COA, PO Box 505, Sandy Hook, NJ 07732).  Prices (including shipping and handling) for the printed version are listed next to the link to the electronic version. 


Or, download the publications for free, and open with Adobe Acrobat 5.0 (the publications will not print properly if you open using a previous version of Adobe Acrobat reader).  To download a free copy of Adobe Acrobat 5.0 Reader from






The Ocean is a Flush Away(683 KB): a citizen's guide to wastewater treatment and ocean discharge in New Jersey.  This version is formatted to fit 8.5 x 11" paper, and the COA-printed hard copy is 5.5 x 8.5".  Hard copies can be ordered for $5 per copy.






Wasting Our Waters Away (716 KB): a technical report on wastewater discharges into the Atlantic Ocean from New Jersey.  Formatted to print double-sided.  Hard copies can be ordered for $10 per copy.

“Review and Analysis of State Water Reuse Programs: A Primer for New Jersey” - Clean Ocean Action (COA) researched New Jersey’s and other states’ water reuse programs and created a Position Paper on Beneficial Reuse of Wastewater.  COA submitted this paper to NJDEP, along with our recommendations for New Jersey’s water reuse plan.




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