Well Head Protection Areas For Public Community Water Supply Wells In New Jersey, Edition 20170807 (Hydr_water_well_WHPA_pc)

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection NJDEP, New Jersey Geological and Water Survey NJGWS
Publication_Date: 20020701
Title:
Well Head Protection Areas For Public Community Water Supply Wells In New Jersey, Edition 20170807 (Hydr_water_well_WHPA_pc)
Edition: Edition 20170807
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Digital Geodata Series
Issue_Identification: DGS02-2
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
Publisher: New Jersey Geological and Water Survey
Online_Linkage: <http://www.state.nj.us/dep/njgs/geodata/dgs02-2.htm>
Description:
Abstract:
A Well Head Protection Area (WHPA) is both an area modeled around an unconfined Public Community Water Supply (PCWS) well in New Jersey that delineates the horizontal extent of groundwater captured by a well pumping at a specific rate over two-, five-, and twelve-year periods of time for unconfined wells and a fifty foot radius delineated around each confined PCWS well (This corresponds to the water purveyor controlled wellhead area as defined in the Safe Drinking Water Regulations (see NJAC 7:10-11.7(b)1)). WHPA delineations are created in compliance to the Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 1986 and 1996 as part of the Source Water Area Protection Program (SWAP). The delineations are the first step in defining the sources of water to a public supply well. Within these areas, potential contamination will be assessed and appropriate monitoring will be undertaken as subsequent phases of the NJDEP SWAP. The WHPAs were previously defined using line and polygon coordinate files and the Arc/INFO Generate command. Individual WHPAs were then combined into county and statewide coverages with the Arc/INFO Union command. The WHPAs are currently created using the same coordinate files using a Python-based feature creation script producing an ArcGIS geodatabase feature. The individual features are then combined using ArcGIS merge command. Previous WHPA coverages were updated to features also and combined into a statewide WHPA feature. The WHPA feature is distributed as either an ArcGIS shapefile or a layerpack file. The 2011 and earlier WHPA delineation methods are described in "Guideline for Delineation of Well Head Protection Areas in New Jersey" available as a download at <http://www.state.nj.us/dep/njgs/whpaguide.pdf>. Due to security consideration, the PCWS well features are not available for direct download but may be requested from the NJDEP.
Purpose:
WHPA delineations are created in compliance to the Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 1986 and 1996.
Supplemental_Information:
Note: OBJECTID, shape, shape_length, shape_area are default system variables. TIER is the item that is used for labeling the tiers of the WHPA delineations. TIER 1 is 2 year time of travel, Tier 2 is 5 year time of travel, Tier 3 is 12 year time of travel. WELLID is a unique identifier or each WHPA. Alias if the item used to match each WHPA to the PCWS point feature database. Pre 2009, the ID was the permit #. From 2010 on, the WELLID is a sequential number starting with the year they were created. Note: The data was mapped at a scale of 1:24,000.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20020107
Currentness_Reference: Publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -75.571497
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -73.965882
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 41.318327
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 38.941259
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: environment
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: delineation
Theme_Keyword: pcws
Theme_Keyword: protection
Theme_Keyword: well head protection areas
Theme_Keyword: aquifer
Theme_Keyword: time of travel
Theme_Keyword: wells
Theme_Keyword: source water protection areas
Theme_Keyword: njwhpa
Theme_Keyword: geology
Theme_Keyword: ground water
Theme_Keyword: tier
Theme_Keyword: drinking water
Theme_Keyword: public community water supply
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS Place Names Gazetteer
Place_Keyword: State of New Jersey
Place_Keyword: New Jersey
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Data Distribution Agreement. The data provided herein are distributed subject to the following conditions and restrictions: NJDEP assumes no responsibility to maintain them in any manner or form and disclaims any duty or obligation to either maintain availability of or to update the data. Terms of Agreement 1. All data is provided, as is, without any representation or warranty of any kind, implied, expressed or statutory including, but not limited to, the warranties of non-infringement of third party rights, title, merchantability or fitness for a particular use, freedom from computer virus nor are any such warranties to be implied with respect to the digital data layers furnished hereunder. User is responsible for understanding the accuracy limitations of all digital data layers provided herein, as documented in the accompanying cross-reference files (see SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION). Any reproduction or manipulation of the above data must ensure that the coordinate reference system remains intact. 2. Digital data received from the NJDEP may not be reproduced or redistributed without all the metadata provided. 3. Any maps, publications, reports, or other documents produced as a result of this project that utilize this digital data will credit the NJDEP's Geographic Information System (GIS) as the source of the data with the following credit/disclaimer: "This (map/publication/report) was developed using New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Geographic Information System digital data, but this secondary product has not been verified by NJDEP and is not state-authorized or endorsed." 4. NJDEP makes no warranty that digital data are free of Copyright or Trademark claims or other restrictions or limitations on free use or display. Making a copy of this data may be subject to the copyright or trademark laws.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, New Jersey Geological and Water Survey
Contact_Person: Ted Pallis
Contact_Position: Geographic Information Systems Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing
Address: Mail Code: 29-01 P. O. Box 420
City: Trenton
State_or_Province: NJ
Postal_Code: 08625-0420
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (609) 984-6587
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (609) 633-1004
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ted.pallis@dep.nj.gov
Contact_Instructions:
Written Requests sent to: State Geologist New Jersey Geological and Water Survey Mail Code: 29-01 P. O. Box 420, Trenton, NJ 08625-0420
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, New Jersey Geological and Water Survey
Contact_Person: Ted Pallis
Contact_Position: Geographic Information Systems Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing
Address: Mail Code: 29-01 P. O. Box 420
City: Trenton
State_or_Province: New Jersey
Postal_Code: 08625-0420
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (609) 984-6587
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (609) 633-1004
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ted.pallis@dep.nj.gov
Contact_Instructions:
Written Requests sent to: State Geologist Mail Code: 29-01 P. O. Box 420, Trenton, NJ 08625-0420
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name: <http://www.state.nj.us/dep/njgs/geodata/dgs02-2.htm>
Browse_Graphic_File_Description:
Map showing well head protection areas for public community water supply wells in New Jersey.
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: GIF
Data_Set_Credit:
Jim Boyle, Ted Pallis, Eric Roman, Yelena Stroiteleva, Mark French, Ed Apalinski, Bob Canace, Steve Johnson, Bill Mennel, Steve Spayd.
Security_Information:
Security_Classification_System: none
Security_Classification: Unclassified
Security_Handling_Description: none
Native_Data_Set_Environment: Version 6.2 (Build 9200) ; Esri ArcGIS 10.5.1.7333
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, New Jersey Geological and Water Survey
Publication_Date: 20020701
Publication_Time: unknown
Title:
Well Head Protection Areas For Public Community Water Supply Wells In New Jersey
Edition: 20170807
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Digital Geodata Series
Issue_Identification: DGS02-2
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Trenton, NJ
Publisher: New Jersey Geological Survey
Other_Citation_Details:
Written Requests sent to: State Geologist Mail Code: 29-01 P. O. Box 420, Trenton, NJ 08625-0420
Online_Linkage: <http://www.state.nj.us/dep/njgs/geodata/dgs02-2.htm>

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Each polygon (tier) was visually checked on screen to quality control the tier values.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
The geodatabase feature was generated based on point coordinates (well locations) of pcws wells which were located using Global Positioning System (GPS) and tested against known benchmarks. The GPS locations are accurate to within plus or minus 40 feet in any direction. The methodology of how the tiers were generated is documented in the "Guidelines for Delineation of Well Head Protection Areas in New Jersey" available as a download at: <http://www.state.nj.us/dep/njgs/whpaguide.pdf>
Completeness_Report:
No information on the features represented regarding omissions, selection criteria, generalization, definitions used, and other rules used to derive the data set.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report: Contact NJGS
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy:
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report: N/A
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, New Jersey Geological and Water Survey
Publication_Date: 19970202
Publication_Time: unknown
Title: Public Community Water Supply Wells In New Jersey
Edition: 20060524
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Digital Geodata Series
Issue_Identification: DGS97-1
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Trenton, NJ
Publisher: New Jersey Geological and Water Survey
Online_Linkage: <http://www.state.nj.us/dep/njgs/geodata/dgs97-1.htm>
Source_Scale_Denominator: 24000
Type_of_Source_Media: None
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20081014
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: pcws geodatabase feature
Source_Contribution:
The well locations were obtained from the New Jersey Geological Survey Puvlic Community Water Supply Wells database.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
All coverages converted to gedatabase feature classes. The statewide feature was created using merge instead of union. 32 new wells added, five deleted.
Process_Date: 20160509
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NJ Geological and Water Survey (NJGWS)
Contact_Person: Pallis, Ted
Contact_Position: Geographic Information Systems Specialist 1
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing
Address: 25-35 Arctic Pkwy
City: Ewing Twp
State_or_Province: NJ
Postal_Code: 08638
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 609-984-6587
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Ted.Pallis@dep.nj.gov
Contact_Instructions: via email
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The WHPA delineations were; until 2011; exclusively created using the methods outlined in "Guidelines for Delineation of Well Head Protection Areas in New Jersey" available as a download at <http://www.state.nj.us/dep/njgs/whpaguide.pdf>. Coordinate files delineating each WHPA boundary were generated using a custom MS-DOS program on-file at the offices of the N.J. Geological Survey. The resultant coordinate files are formatted as comma delineated ASCII-text and contain line coordinate pairs for each of the groundwater time of travel tiers. Up until 2011, coverages were generated with the Arc/INFO Generate command having both arc (line) and polygon attributes for the three Time of Travel (TOT) tiers. County and statewide WHPA coverages were created using the Arc/INFO Union command. The coverages were then converted to shapefiles. After 2015, the existing individual WHPA coverages were converted to ArcGIS geodatabase features into county feature classed. These features were combined into county-based and then a statwide WHPA feature using the ArcGIS Merge command. New WHPA geodatabase features are generated using an Arc/GIS Python-based, feature-creation script. Each new WHPA is merged into the existing statewide feature. WHPA delineations are considered to have an accuracy of plus or minus 40 feet in any direction from the mapped location. WHPA delineations for wells completed in the glacial sand and gravel aquifer were clipped to a custom hydrologic boundary. Sand and gravel aquifers occur where deposits are more than 50 feet thick. The hydrologic boundary is generated as a 2000 foot buffer around the polygon representing the contact of the sand and gravel aquifer for those areas where the aquifer is less than 50 feet thick. This distance was selected based on an average distance between the 50 and 100 foot thickness contours of the sand and gravel aquifer. The average inter contour distance was doubled to provide a conservative estimate of the thickness variation. Therefore, any portion of the WHPA delineation that lies beyond this extent is clipped. For the confined wells a fifty foot buffer was used to delineate the well head protection area. Note: Since 2009, the permit number naming system has changed in the Bureau of Water Allocation winthin the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. Because of this, a new alias number is given as the WELLID for each individual well head protection area delineated and is not directly related to the permit number for the well. A web page with the information for new wells can be found at the following link: <http://www.nj.gov/dep/njgs/geodata/whpafilelist.htm>. After 2015 a new ALIAS field allows each WHP to be joined to its associated PCWS well. Due to security consideration, the PCWS well features are not available for direct download but must be requested from the NJDEP.
Process_Date: 20170801
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, New Jersey Geological and Water Survey
Contact_Person: Ted Pallis
Contact_Position: Geographic Information Systems Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing
Address: Mail Code: 29-01 P. O. Box 420
City: Trenton
State_or_Province: NJ
Postal_Code: 08625
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 609 984-6587
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 609 633-1004
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ted.pallis@dep.nj.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
This replaces the state unioned file. Some definitions have changed including ID's, year and number. No more permits numbers in the ID.
Process_Date: 20170803
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NJ Geological Survey (NJGS)
Contact_Person: Pallis, Ted
Contact_Position: Geographic Information Systems Specialist 1
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing
Address: 25-35 Arctic Pkwy Eshap/Land Use
City: Ewing Twp
State_or_Province: NJ
Postal_Code: 08638
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 609-984-6587
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Ted.Pallis@dep.nj.gov
Contact_Instructions: via email

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: GT-polygon composed of chains
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 6320

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Map_Projection:
Map_Projection_Name: NAD 1983 StatePlane New Jersey FIPS 2900 Feet
Transverse_Mercator:
Scale_Factor_at_Central_Meridian: 0.9999
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -74.5
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 38.83333333333334
False_Easting: 492125.0
False_Northing: 0.0
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: coordinate pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 0.0003280833333333333
Ordinate_Resolution: 0.0003280833333333333
Planar_Distance_Units: foot_us
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: D North American 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: GRS 1980
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.0
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222101

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: pcStatewide
Entity_Type_Definition:
Well Head Protection Areas For Public Community Water Supply Wells In New Jersey
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: New Jersey Geological Survey
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: OBJECTID
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Esri
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: TIER
Attribute_Definition: Item used for labeling the tiers.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NJGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Tier 1
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: 2 year time of travel.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NJGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Tier 2
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: 5 year time of travel.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NJGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Tier 3
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: 12 year time of travel.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NJGS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: WELLID
Attribute_Definition: A unique identifier for each WHPA.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NJGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: unique entry
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape_Length
Attribute_Definition: Length of feature in internal units.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Esri
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape_Area
Attribute_Definition: Area of feature in internal units squared.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Esri
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ALIAS
Attribute_Definition: PCWS unique ID relational join field
Attribute_Definition_Source: NJGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: unique entry

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, New Jersey Geological and Water Survey
Contact_Person: Ted Pallis
Contact_Position: Geographic Information Systems Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing
Address: Mail Code: 29-01 P. O. Box 420
City: Trenton
State_or_Province: NJ
Postal_Code: 08625
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (609) 984-6587
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (609) 633-1004
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ted.pallis@dep.nj.gov
Contact_Instructions:
Written Requests sent to: State Geologist New Jersey Geological Survey Mail Code: 29-01 P. O. Box 420, Trenton, NJ 08625-0420
Distribution_Liability:
This organization provides the geographic data as is. This organization makes no guarantee or warranty concerning the accuracy of information contained in the geographic data. Also, this organization makes no warranty either expressed or implied, regarding the condition of the product or its fitness for any particular purpose. The burden for determining fitness for use lies entirely with the user. Although these files have been processed successfully on computers at this organization, no warranty is made by this organization regarding the use of these data on any other system, nor does the fact of distribution constitute or imply any such warranty.
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Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
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Fees: none
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20180404
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, New Jersey Geological and Water Survey
Contact_Person: Ted Pallis
Contact_Position: Geographic Information Systems Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing
Address: Mail Code: 29-01 P. O. Box 420
City: Trenton
State_or_Province: New Jersey
Postal_Code: 08625-0420
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (609) 984-6587
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (609) 633-1004
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ted.pallis@dep.nj.gov
Contact_Instructions:
Written Requests sent to: State Geologist Mail Code: 29-01 P. O. Box 420, Trenton, NJ 08625-0420
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
Metadata_Use_Constraints:
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Data Distribution Agreement. The data provided herein are distributed subject to the following conditions and restrictions: NJDEP assumes no responsibility to maintain them in any manner or form and disclaims any duty or obligation to either maintain availability of or to update the data. Terms of Agreement 1. All data is provided, as is, without any representation or warranty of any kind, implied, expressed or statutory including, but not limited to, the warranties of non-infringement of third party rights, title, merchantability or fitness for a particular use, freedom from computer virus nor are any such warranties to be implied with respect to the digital data layers furnished hereunder. User is responsible for understanding the accuracy limitations of all digital data layers provided herein, as documented in the accompanying cross-reference files (see SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION). Any reproduction or manipulation of the above data must ensure that the coordinate reference system remains intact. 2. Digital data received from the NJDEP may not be reproduced or redistributed without all the metadata provided. 3. Any maps, publications, reports, or other documents produced as a result of this project that utilize this digital data will credit the NJDEP's Geographic Information System (GIS) as the source of the data with the following credit/disclaimer: "This (map/publication/report) was developed using New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Geographic Information System digital data, but this secondary product has not been verified by NJDEP and is not state-authorized or endorsed." 4. NJDEP makes no warranty that digital data are free of Copyright or Trademark claims or other restrictions or limitations on free use or display. Making a copy of this data may be subject to the copyright or trademark laws.
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