Wells

Wells

Personnel in the Environmental Health Division review and inspect septic systems and wells within Gloucester County.  The regulatory program is conducted by Registered Environmental Health Specialists licensed by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services. 

Well and Water Analysis

Personnel in the Environmental Health Division will review and inspect all aspects of proposed non-public (domestic) and public non-community (PNC) water supply systems that serve as a source of potable water.  The review and inspection process is conducted to ensure the water supply system and water quality is in compliance with the applicable regulatory standards.

Forms for non-public (domestic) water supply systems and Public Non-Community water supply systems are located at Applications and Forms

Personnel will also investigate complaints about water quality concerns from an existing water supply system or when health based parameters such as mercury, volatile organic compounds, nitrates, lead and total coliform bacteria are determined to exceed the Maximum Contaminant Level for a potable water supply. 

All newly constructed potable wells must be certified as being in compliance with the applicable regulations prior to the water supply being used as a source of potable water.   The certification can only be issued after satisfactory installation of the water supply system and after any necessary treatment to bring the water quality into conformance with the standards.