New Jersey Drinking Water regulations & environmental compliance analysis

New Jersey Drinking Water: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

New Jersey Safe Drinking Water Act, New Jersey Statutes Annotated (NJSA) 58:12A-1 to 58:12A-37

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Safe drinking water program: New Jersey Administrative Code (NJAC) 7:10-1.1 to 7:10-15.5

Permits: NJAC 7:10-11.5

Inspections and sanitary surveys: NJAC 7:10-1.4

Filtration: NJAC 7:10-9.2

Cross-connection control: NJAC 7:10-10.1 to 7:10-10.10

Facility changes and emergencies: NJAC 7:10-2.4

Consumer confidence reports: NJAC 7:10-5.2

Private vendors: NJSA 58:26-1 to 58:26-27

Water wells: NJAC 7:9D-1.1 to 7:9D-4.8

Operator licensing: NJAC 7:10A-1.1 to 7:10A-2.9

Regulatory Agencies

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Water Supply Bureau of Safe Drinking Water

DEP Division of Water Supply Bureau of Water Allocation

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 2

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. New Jersey generally follows the federal requirements under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) and has some additional requirements under the New Jersey Safe Drinking Water Act as well, including requirements for consumer confidence reports, private vendor contracts, and filtration. For more information about the SDWA, see the national section DRINKING WATER.

Administration and enforcement. The Bureau of Safe Drinking Water, operating as an arm of DEP's Division of Water Supply, is responsible for ensuring that drinking water supply systems meet the federal SDWA and New Jersey Safe Drinking Water Standards.

In addition, the Bureau of Safe Drinking Water also administers the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund and other funds to finance the ...


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