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New Jersey

  • 582 Utilities

  • Serving: 8,875,000

  • Data available: 2010-2015

  • Contaminants Found: 81

 

EWG's drinking water quality report for New Jersey shows results of tests conducted by the water utilities in New Jersey and provided to EWG by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

LARGE UTILITIES
ALL UTILITIES WITH VIOLATIONS
LARGE UTILITIES WITH VIOLATIONS

Below are utilities in New Jersey serving over 10,000 people, listed alphabetically. Click the "more" button below to get the full list of utilities serving over 10,000 people.

Large utilities in New Jersey

UtilityLocationPeople
Served
Aqua NJ - BlackwoodErial, NJ49,915
Aqua NJ - Eastern DivisionHamilton, NJ12,000
Aqua NJ - Hamilton SquareHamilton, NJ39,128
Aqua NJ - PhillipsburgPhillipsburg, NJ34,732
Atlantic City Municipal Utilities AuthorityAtlantic City, NJ152,415
Avalon Water and Sewerage UtilitiesAvalon, NJ40,000
Barnegat Twp Water SewerBarnegat, NJ15,300
Bayonne Municipal Utilities AuthorityBayonne, NJ63,000
Beach Haven Water DepartmentBeach Haven, NJ20,000
Beachwood Water DepartmentBeachwood Boro, NJ10,802
Belleville Water DepartmentBelleville, NJ35,129
Belmar Water DepartmentBelmar, NJ20,000
Berkeley Twp MUABerkeley Twp, NJ10,001
Berlin Water DepartmentBerlin, NJ13,001
Bloomfield Water DepartmentBloomfield, NJ47,315
Bordentown Water DepartmBordentown, NJ15,821
Brick Township Municipal Utilities AuthorityBrick Twp, NJ80,494
Bridgeton City Water DepartmentBridgeton, NJ22,770
Brigantine Water DepartmentBrigantine, NJ14,450
Burlington Twp W DepartmentBurlington, NJ20,294
Cape May Water & SewerCape May, NJ35,000
Cedar Grove Water DepartmentCedar Grove, NJ12,900
Clinton Water DepartmentClinton, NJ12,500
Collingswood Water DeparCollingswood, NJ20,002
Denville Twp Water DepartmentDenville, NJ16,000
Deptford Twp MUADeptford Twp, NJ30,561
Dover Water CommissionDover, NJ27,806
East Brunswick Water UtilityEast Brunswick Twp, NJ48,474
East Hanover Twp Water DepartmentEast Hanover Township, NJ11,393
East Orange Water CommissionEast Orange, NJ75,000
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Utilities that accumulated/accrued the most violation points as of October 2015 to September 2018 in New Jersey

The Environmental Protection Agency's Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO) database collects compliance and enforcement-related information for drinking water utilities nationwide. ECHO water quality violation scores take into account federal health-based water quality standards, as well as monitoring, reporting and other drinking water quality requirements. Points are accrued based on specific problems at the utility - violations of health-based drinking water standards receive more points than monitoring and reporting violations - and the length of time until the violations were corrected.

UtilityLocationPeople
Served
Violation
Points
Malaga Villa ApartmentsSummit, NJ10056
Sussex W DepartmentSussex, NJ2,20142
Bloomfield Water DepartmentBloomfield, NJ47,31535
Trenton Water WorksTrenton City, NJ205,00031
Burlington City Water DepartmentBurlington, NJ9,83520
Tips Trailer Park & SaleBridgeton, NJ45017
Brandywine Assisted Livining At Colts NeTrenton, NJ8515
U.S. Naval Weapons StationColts Neck, NJ2,80015
Belleville Water DepartmentBelleville, NJ35,12913
Ancora Psychiatric HospitalAncora, NJ2,50011
Point Pleasant Beach Water DepartmentPoint Pleasant Beach, NJ12,00010
Upper Deerfield Township Water DepartmentSeabrook, NJ2,96410
Mount Olive Township Water Department SandBudd Lake, NJ5009
Manor Water AssociationsMantua, NJ889
Shady Pines Camping ResortSouthfield, NJ1408
Southeast Morris County Municipal Utilities AuthorityCedar Knolls, NJ62,0508
Swan Lake ResortGalloway, NJ707
Buttonwood Mobile Home ParkNew Gretna, NJ776
West Milford Township Municipal Utilities Authority ParkwayWest Milford, NJ1156
Newton Water & Sewer UtilityNewton, NJ8,3006
Kinnelon Water DepartmentKinnelon, NJ1,0016
Morris Chase/morris Hunt PcwsFolsom, NJ1,0806
Wallington Water DepartmentWallington, NJ12,0006
West Milford Township Municipal Utilities Authority Olde Milford EstateWest Milford, NJ1,6226
New Lisbon Development CenterNew Lisbon, NJ2,0146
Elmwood Park Water DepartmentElmwood Park Boro, NJ18,9256
Aqua NJ - Tranquility SpringsPhillipsburg, NJ5995
Manchester Twp Water Utility - EasternManchester Township, NJ21,2005
Lincoln Park Water DepartmentLincoln Park, NJ11,0005
Newark Water DepartmentNewark, NJ273,0005

Large utilities that accumulated/accrued the most violation points as of October 2015 to September 2018 in New Jersey

The Environmental Protection Agency's Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO) database collects compliance and enforcement-related information for drinking water utilities nationwide. ECHO water quality violation scores take into account federal health-based water quality standards, as well as monitoring, reporting and other drinking water quality requirements. Points are accrued based on specific problems at the utility - violations of health-based drinking water standards receive more points than monitoring and reporting violations - and the length of time until the violations were corrected.

UtilityLocationPeople
Served
Violation
Points
Bloomfield Water DepartmentBloomfield, NJ47,31535
Trenton Water WorksTrenton City, NJ205,00031
Belleville Water DepartmentBelleville, NJ35,12913
Point Pleasant Beach Water DepartmentPoint Pleasant Beach, NJ12,00010
Southeast Morris County Municipal Utilities AuthorityCedar Knolls, NJ62,0508
Elmwood Park Water DepartmentElmwood Park Boro, NJ18,9256
Wallington Water DepartmentWallington, NJ12,0006
Lacey Twp MUAForked River, NJ26,2405
Manchester Twp Water Utility - EasternManchester Township, NJ21,2005
Lincoln Park Water DepartmentLincoln Park, NJ11,0005
Newark Water DepartmentNewark, NJ273,0005
Medford Twp Department of MuniMedford, NJ17,2724
Keansburg Water & Sewer DepartmentKeansburg, NJ10,1053
Belmar Water DepartmentBelmar, NJ20,0003
Verona Water DepartmentVerona, NJ13,6413
Lyndhurst Water DepartmentLyndhurst, NJ20,5002
Hamilton Township MUAMays Landing, NJ20,7042
Hammonton Water DepartmentHammonton, NJ12,1532
Gloucester City W DepartmentGloucester City, NJ12,6002
Point Pleasant Water DepartmentPoint Pleasant, NJ19,6002
Hackettstown MUAHackettstown, NJ22,0002
Ventnor City Water & Sewer UtilityVentnor City, NJ22,1502
Berkeley Twp MUABerkeley Twp, NJ10,0011
Passaic Valley WC Lodi WDClifton, NJ22,6311
Manasquan Water DepartmeManasquan, NJ14,0001
New Brunswick Water DepartmentNew Brunswick, NJ55,0001
Aqua NJ - PhillipsburgPhillipsburg, NJ34,7321
Long Beach Twp Brant BeachBrant Beach, NJ25,2951
Pequannock Twp Water DepartmentPompton Plains, NJ14,0021
Wayne Township Division of WaterWayne, NJ55,0001

Contaminants found in New Jersey above health guidelines

Found above health guidelinesFound
Contaminant# of UtilitiesPeople Served# of UtilitiesPeople Served

Chromium (hexavalent)
2077,609,4472208,201,687

Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)
2575,580,2792795,617,593

Bromodichloromethane
2545,190,6402605,204,544

Dibromochloromethane
2465,169,2582515,183,544

Chloroform
2355,006,3322825,223,287

Bromoform
1162,323,3001764,648,148

Radium-228
1571,750,6051571,750,605

Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)
251,622,960251,622,960

Radium-226
1181,580,3571251,600,690

Bromate
91,129,41691,129,416

Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS)
10944,29210944,292

Arsenic
116820,206116820,206

Perfluorohexane sulfonate (PFHXS)
6778,5916778,591

Chlorate
28710,7252258,224,891

1,2,3-Trichloropropane
11334,60113393,898

1,4-Dioxane
12264,4581195,037,887

Perfluoroheptanoic acid (PFHPA)
5249,57511937,451

Strontium
1233,3762368,440,174

Tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene)
10180,71911242,419

Perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA)
481,185481,185

Cadmium
1776,07038440,991

Trichloroethylene
249,4879176,827

Cobalt
216,421501,805,090

Aluminum
112,0001933,822,753

Manganese
92,2791883,993,202

Nitrate
91,9051894,341,835

Barium
16122603,424,317

Benzene
35503550

Nitrate and nitrite
3447912,549,961

Styrene
14002427

Mercury (inorganic)
125063608,145

Contaminants found in New Jersey above legal limits

Contaminant# of UtilitiesPeople Served

Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)
12,201

Radium, combined (-226 & -228)
2336

Mercury (inorganic)
1250