Safe Drinking Water

The quality and quantity of drinking water has become a significant issue in the County during the last couple of years. 

Public community water systems are under the jurisdiction of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP).  If you have problems with the quality of public water, please contact your local water department or municipal utilities authority.  Should you not get satisfaction, please contact the NJDEP-Bureau of Safe Drinking Water at (609) 292-5550.

Water quality problems are also present in domestic wells.  Water from the Kirkwood-Cohansey aquifer is known to be a low pH and contain high levels of iron and manganese.  In addition, contamination from radium and mercury has been found within the aquifer.  Wells should be tested on an routine basis to ensure a safe water supply.  If you have your well tested and find a problem please contact our Department at (856) 218-4180.

The New Jersey State Health Department has developed several fact sheets about the testing of wells and water quality.  These can be found by clicking on this link:  Facts about Drinking Water