Resources, numbers and links
for additional information about your water.




Private Well Testing Act (PWTA)


The NJDEP has a great website for the PWTA law. They list a toll free Hotline at the bottom of the home page.
http://www.state.nj.us/dep/pwta/


The EPA. A great website for information.
http://www.epa.gov/safewater/


Treatment Options



National Sanitation Foundation – Phone: (800) NSF-MARK
www.nsf.org

Water Quality Association – Phone: (630) 505-0160
www.wqa.org

USEPA Safe Drinking Water – Phone: (800) 426-4791
www.epa.gov/safewater


Health Effects


NJDEP PWTA –Phone: (866) 4PW-TEST
www.state.nj.us./dep/pwta

NJDEP Bureau of Safe Drinking Water
Phone: (609) 292-5550
or use the Toll Free Hotline: (866) 479-8378.
www.state.nj.us./dep/watersupply

EPA booklet – "Water on Tap – What you need to know" –
http://www.epa.gov/safewater/wot/pdfs/book_waterontap_full.pdf

Rutgers booklet – "Interpreting Drinking Water Quality Analysis – What do the Numbers Mean?" –
www.rce.rutgers.edu/pubs/pdfs/e214.pdf

USEPA Safe Drinking Water – Phone: (800) 426-4791
www.epa.gov/safewater/mcl.html

NJ Dept of Health Brochures
for Drinking Water & Health

www.state.nj.us/health/eoh/hhazweb/edmat.htm


Remediation/Treatment Funding Sources


NJ Spill Fund Environmental Claims Administration – A property owner may file a claim for reimbursement for most of the expenses incurred to install a treatment device for a potable well or to connect to a public water supply because of a hazardous substance in the water. A claimant has 1 year from the date he/she learns that the well is contaminated above standards to file a claim. Phone: (609) 633-0719.
www.state.nj.us/dep/srp

NJ Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (NJHMFA) – has a potable water loan program that is available to owners of single family residences whose source of potable water exceeds the State of New Jersey Primary Drinking Water Standards, including lead and mercury. In addition, the loan program covers iron and manganese although these contaminants do not have Primary Drinking Water Standards Phone: Hotline (800) 654-6873.
www.state.nj.us/dca/hmfa