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.

The EPA. A great website for information.

Treatment Options

National Sanitation Foundation – Phone: (800) NSF-MARK

Water Quality Association – Phone: (630) 505-0160

USEPA Safe Drinking Water – Phone: (800) 426-4791

Health Effects

NJDEP PWTA –Phone: (866) 4PW-TEST

NJDEP Bureau of Safe Drinking Water
Phone: (609) 292-5550
or use the Toll Free Hotline: (866) 479-8378.

EPA booklet – "Water on Tap – What you need to know" –

Rutgers booklet – "Interpreting Drinking Water Quality Analysis – What do the Numbers Mean?" –

USEPA Safe Drinking Water – Phone: (800) 426-4791

NJ Dept of Health Brochures
for Drinking Water & Health

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.

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.