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New Jersey Drinking Water Quality Reports

Three documents available from the DEP's Bureau of Safe Drinking Water can assist high school teachers and school administrators in studying and evaluating drinking water analysis. These materials can be used in high school science labs and for discussions or research on policies and regulations that serve to protect water quality and human health.

Highlights
  • Interpreting Drinking Water Quality Analysis provides an overview of drinking water regulations, standard setting and testing requirements for public wells, as well as guidance for the homeowner on testing and treatment needs.

  • Assessing New Jersey's Drinking Water Quality is a status report on the implementation of the 1984 Amendments to the New Jersey Safe Drinking Water Act, which required public community water systems to test for a list of 22 synthetic organic contaminants in drinking water, in addition to federal monitoring requirements.

  • Includes definitions of terms and the total number of Safe Drinking Water Act violations by chemical contaminant and by water system.

  • SAFE DRINKING WATER ACT VIOLATIONS 1996
    SAFE DRINKING WATER ACT VIOLATIONS 1997
    SAFE DRINKING WATER ACT VIOLATIONS 1998

Target Audience(s)
School administrators, county, municipal and community leaders, educators of students in grades 9-12

Other publications from the Bureau of Safe Drinking Water include:

  • A document listing regulated contaminants titled Federal and New Jersey State Primary and Secondary Drinking Water Standards as of November 1996 (current edition).

  • A booklet with a comprehensive history and explanation of THE NEW JERSEY SOURCE WATER ASSESSMENT PROGRAM PLAN, approved by the USEPA November 1999.
    (Available after August, 2000)

  • A booklet titled DRINKING WATER STATE REVOLVING FUND-FINAL PRIORITY SYSTEM, INTENDED USE PLAN, PROJECT PRIORITY LIST AND RESPONSE DOCUMENT FOR FEDERAL FISCAL YEAR 2001 (published May 2000)


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Additional Information
To receive a copy,
Bureau of Safe Drinking Water
NJDEP, PO Box 426
Trenton NJ 08625-0426
Phone: 609-292-5550
Fax: 609-292-1654
www.nj.gov/dep/watersupply

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