Governing Law and Regulations
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 ...