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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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New Jersey

  • 579 Utilities

  • Serving: 8,855,000

  • Data available: 2012-2017

  • Contaminants Found: 107

 

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, NJ44,396
Aqua NJ - Eastern DivisionHamilton, NJ12,000
Aqua NJ - Hamilton SquareHamilton, NJ39,128
Aqua NJ - PhillipsburgPhillipsburg, NJ26,812
Atlantic City Municipal Utilities AuthorityAtlantic City, NJ152,415
Avalon Water and Sewerage UtilitiesAvalon, NJ39,839
Barnegat Twp Water SewerBarnegat, NJ20,000
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, NJ86,898
Bridgeton City Water DepartmentBridgeton, NJ22,770
Brigantine Water DepartmentBrigantine, NJ14,450
Burlington Twp W DepartmentBurlington, NJ22,594
Cape May Water & SewerCape May, NJ35,000
Cedar Grove Water DepartmentCedar Grove, NJ12,900
Clinton Water DepartmentClinton, NJ12,500
Collingswood Water DeparCollingswood, NJ21,000
Denville Twp Water DepartmentDenville, NJ16,000
Deptford Twp MUADeptford, 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 April 2016 to March 2019 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, NJ47,315117
Newark Water DepartmentNewark, NJ290,139108
Buttonwood Mobile Home ParkNew Gretna, NJ5571
Malaga Villa ApartmentsSummit, NJ10067
Bayshore Mobile Home ParkBradley Beach, NJ8153
Holly Tree Acres System 1Crofton, NJ30048
Upper Deerfield Township Water DepartmentSeabrook, NJ2,96443
United Mobile Homes of VinelandVineland, NJ1,60043
West Milford Township Municipal Utilities Authority Greenbrook EstatesWest Milford, NJ60042
West Milford Township Municipal Utilities Authority Crescent ParkWest Milford, NJ70031
Town Center At WantageWantage Twp, NJ4830
New Brunswick Water DepartmentNew Brunswick, NJ55,00029
Mercer County Correctional CenterTrenton, NJ86029
Marlboro State HospitalTitusville, NJ40029
Ancora Psychiatric HospitalAncora, NJ2,50629
Saddle Brook Water DepartmentSaddle Brook Twp, NJ13,15527
Tilton Terrace Mobile HomeCrafton, NJ45624
Southeast Morris County Municipal Utilities AuthorityCedar Knolls, NJ62,05024
Lacey Twp MUAForked River, NJ26,24023
Lake Stockholm Inc.Stockholm, NJ30022
Bordentown Water DepartmBordentown, NJ15,82122
Waldwick Water DepartmentWaldwick, NJ9,75721
Livingston Twp Div of WaterLivingston Twp, NJ27,39120
Tower East Mobile Home ParkToms River, NJ11220
Berlin Water DepartmentBerlin, NJ13,00120
West Milford Township Municipal Utilities Authority ParkwayWest Milford, NJ11520
West Milford Township Municipal Utilities Authority AwostingWest Milford, NJ63319
Point Pleasant Water DepartmentPoint Pleasant, NJ19,60019
Nutley Water DepartmentNutley, NJ29,50018
Pennsville Twsp. Water Depart.Pennsville, NJ13,50018

Large utilities that accumulated/accrued the most violation points as of April 2016 to March 2019 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, NJ47,315117
Newark Water DepartmentNewark, NJ290,139108
New Brunswick Water DepartmentNew Brunswick, NJ55,00029
Saddle Brook Water DepartmentSaddle Brook Twp, NJ13,15527
Southeast Morris County Municipal Utilities AuthorityCedar Knolls, NJ62,05024
Lacey Twp MUAForked River, NJ26,24023
Bordentown Water DepartmBordentown, NJ15,82122
Berlin Water DepartmentBerlin, NJ13,00120
Livingston Twp Div of WaterLivingston Twp, NJ27,39120
Point Pleasant Water DepartmentPoint Pleasant, NJ19,60019
Pennsville Twsp. Water Depart.Pennsville, NJ13,50018
Nutley Water DepartmentNutley, NJ29,50018
Atlantic City Municipal Utilities AuthorityAtlantic City, NJ152,41517
Keansburg Water & Sewer DepartmentKeansburg, NJ10,10517
East Orange Water CommissionEast Orange, NJ75,00016
Point Pleasant Beach Water DepartmentPoint Pleasant Beach, NJ12,00013
Franklin Township Department of Public WorksSomerset, NJ56,30013
Merchantville PennsaukenPennsauken, NJ47,14412
Wallington Water DepartmentWallington, NJ11,58312
Ocean Twp Department of UtilitiesWaretown, NJ15,41912
Jersey City Municipal Utilities AuthorityLake Hiawatha, NJ262,00010
Totowa Water DepartmentTotowa Borough, NJ10,8049
Garfield Water DepartmentGarfield, NJ30,4879
Ship Bottom Water DepartManahawkin, NJ15,0008
Dover Water CommissionDover, NJ27,8068
Lakewood Twp MUALakewood, NJ21,7508
JBMDL-Dix Main SystemJoint Base Mdl, NJ12,7658
Randolph Twp Public Works DepartmentRandolph Twp, NJ14,8208
Moorestown Water DepartmentMoorestown, NJ20,7007
Mahwah Water DepartmentMahwah Twp, NJ25,0017

Contaminants found in New Jersey above health guidelines

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

Chromium (hexavalent)
2027,540,5772158,141,078

Bromodichloromethane
1935,107,9651995,121,584

Chloroform
1855,011,7632145,127,269

Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)
1994,995,0152024,998,642

Dibromochloromethane
1814,961,4671904,987,872

Trichloroacetic acid
1014,481,7991364,706,592

Dichloroacetic acid
1134,321,3091654,824,312

Nitrate and nitrite
883,843,629984,123,995

Bromate
433,234,146433,234,146

Arsenic
1233,231,5881233,231,588

Nitrate
1303,198,1911513,570,782

Radium, combined (-226 & -228)
1761,868,2081761,868,208

Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)
241,611,759231,611,551

Bromoform
771,606,9311524,877,861

Uranium
381,526,244763,588,011

1,4-Dioxane
18977,1581144,978,932

Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS)
8937,1818937,181

Perfluorohexane sulfonate (PFHXS)
4771,4804771,480

Chlorate
28711,4852198,152,235

1,2,3-Trichloropropane
11349,37914412,994

Perfluoroheptanoic acid (PFHPA)
5249,7299930,494

Strontium
1233,3762308,379,298

Tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene)
8136,75614260,988

Thallium
16101,99235320,403

Perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA)
482,045482,045

Cadmium
1665,62534364,215

Trichloroethylene
351,25727623,311

1,2-Dichloroethane
121,000696,437

Cobalt
216,471491,807,281

Manganese
712,7251734,789,730

Carbon tetrachloride
112,460213,114

Antimony
19,757271,242,070

Barium
12242054,359,829

Benzene
1200212,353

Vinyl chloride
170221,070

Aluminum
1701444,211,554

Contaminants found in New Jersey above legal limits

Contaminant# of UtilitiesPeople Served

Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)
12,201

Radium, combined (-226 & -228)
155