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Level or Recommended www.state.nj.us/dep/pwta

Sanitation

Foundation

Limit please see Appendix

for links to other

appropriate

www.nsf.org

or

USEPA’s

D or visit our website at

websites,

such as

National

drinking

water

website

www.epa.gov/safewater. You may also call the USEPA Drinking Water Hotline at (800) 426-4791 to obtain a copy of USEPA's pamphlet entitled "Home Water Treatment Units"

(WH-550A).

Summary of the New Jersey Private Well Testing Act

The Private Well Testing Act requires that private well(s) on properties involved in certain real estate transactions to be tested for a specific list of drinking water parameters (see Table 1). Some parts of the Act became effective immediately, but the testing requirements did not become effective until September 14, 2002 to allow the NJDEP time to promulgate regulations that provided details for the implementation of

the Act. properties

Beginning September with private wells, and

water tested before going forward notified of the test results prior to

14, 2002, certain contracts of sale involving real some public wells, were required to have the well with the real estate closing. The buyer and seller are the closing and both must attest to the fact that the

test results have been reviewed. The well water must be tested for the parameters listed in the Act and for the supplementary 7:9E et seq. Once the sample analysis is completed, a copy of

by a laboratory certified parameters in N.J.A.C. the test results must be

given to the person who submitted electronically to such as results, address or Act.

requested the test on a standardized form and must be NJDEP. Specific information about individual water tests, other location information is confidential as mandated by the

Table 1: List of Private Well Testing Act Analytes

Primary Contaminants

Secondary Parameters

Bacteriological Total Coliform (Fecal or E. coli)

With Optimum Range pH

Organics All Volatile Organic Compounds with Maximum Contaminant Levels

With Recommended Upper Limits Iron Manganese

Inorganics Arsenic* Lead Mercury* Nitrates

Radiological 48-Hour Rapid Gross Alpha Particle Activity*

*These contaminants are required only in certain counties.

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