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Information for the Homeowner/Buyer

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Please be advised, the Office of Community Relations is currently updating this web page. For more current information, please call 609-984-3081,  ext. 5.

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Private Potable Well  

Regular water testing is important for private well owners to ensure that their water supply is safe to drink. Private well owners are responsible for monitoring the quality of their well water and for maintaining their well.

The Private Well Testing Act (PWTA) is a law that requires sellers or buyers of properties with wells in NJ to test the untreated ground water for contamination, before a home can be sold.

How to Detect Sites Within a ½ Mile Radius

 

NJ-GeoWeb is an environmental mapping tool designed to provide information about your neighborhood, county, or state. With this unique application, homeowners can find out what’s in their backyard; and environmental organizations, planners, and builders can identify open space, various regulatory boundaries, sensitive lands, watersheds, and more.

To find contaminated sites within a half-mile radius of your home, please follow the instructions using NJ-GeoWeb. Do you need to speak to someone for more information? For every site of interest, note the 'Preferred ID' and use Data Miner to identify the Licensed Site Remediation Professional or DEP case manager. For most cases, the Licensed Site Remediation Professional will have the most up-to-date information about the status of the remediation.

Data Miner  

Data Miner is designed to provide up to the minute environmental listings of NJDEP activities in individual communities. This includes a list of all site remediation activities in a particular area and any spills or other findings of contamination reported to the DEP’s hotline within a specified date range.

KCS-NJ  

The Known Contaminated Sites in New Jersey can be used to search for contaminated sites by county and municipality.

For every site of interest, note the 'Preferred ID'. Once you have identified the site of interest, please use the instructions on how to find site details. Using Data Miner, you will be able to identify the Licensed Site Remediation Professional or the assigned DEP case manager. For most cases, the Licensed Site Remediation Professional will have the most up-to-date information about the status of the remediation.

Site-Specific Remediation Reports   Looking for copies of reports? OPRA may be able to help you! The Open Public Records Act (OPRA) simplifies the process of accessing NJDEP site files. To view and/or copy site related files, fill out a request form and submit it to the OPRA office.

Financial Assistance Information

 

This website provides information on what financial assistance is available through the state.