County of Hudson and Essexlocated in the state of NJ

Where does my drinking water come from?

Is it really safe to drink any more???

All drinking water begins in a watershed. The source of your local drinking water system can be a river, lake, stream, or ground water well within that watershed. Community Water Systems (CWS) treat and distribute water from these sources and deliver it to consumer's taps.

Use the table below to locate your CWS (from the list of water systems which serve your county) in the watershed which provides the primary source of raw water for your water system.

Each CWS in the current inventory was assigned to a single watershed, based on data in the SDWIS that indicated the geographic location of the water intakes or ground water wellheads. Latitude/longitude data was used where it was available. Where lat/long data was not available, the CWS assignment to a specific watershed was based on surrogate data residing in SDWIS, the zip code associated with the CWS address or the principal county served by the water system. Using the Zip Code or the county does not guarantee that the CWS will be assigned to the correct watershed. Click here for more a more detailed discussion.

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NJ0901001 BAYONNE W DEPT Z 61000 Sandy Hook-Staten Island
NJ0902001 EAST NEWARK W DEPT Z 1800 Hackensack-Passaic
NJ0904001 HARRISON W DEPT Z 13425 Hackensack-Passaic
NJ0905001 HOBOKEN WATER SERVICES Z 39000 Hackensack-Passaic
NJ0907001 KEARNY W DEPT Z 34874 Hackensack-Passaic
NJ0906001 UNITED WATER JERSEY CITY F 230000 Northern Long Island

You live in Newark, which crosses these watersheds:

CWS ID Community Water System M
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NJ0701001 BELLEVILLE WATER DEPT Z 35129 Hackensack-Passaic
NJ0702001 BLOOMFIELD WATER DEPT Z 45136 Hackensack-Passaic
NJ0703001 CALDWELL WATER DEPT Z 7584 Hackensack-Passaic
NJ0704001 CEDAR GROVE WATER DEPT Z 12200 Hackensack-Passaic
NJ0705001 EAST ORANGE WATER DEPT F 85000 Southern Long Island
NJ0704002 ESSEX COUNTY HOSPITAL CE F 3800 Northern Long Island
NJ0706001 ESSEX FELLS WATER DEPT F 2139 Northern Long Island
NJ0707001 FAIRFIELD WATER DEPT C 8800 Hackensack-Passaic
NJ0708001 GLEN RIDGE WATER DEPT Z 7800 Hackensack-Passaic
NJ0710001 LIVINGSTON TWP DIV OF WA F 27001 Northern Long Island
NJ0713001 MONTCLAIR WATER BUREAU Z 38000 Hackensack-Passaic
NJ0714001 NEWARK WATER DEPT F 275221 Bronx
NJ0712001 NJ AMERICAN W CO SHORT H F 184882 Southern Long Island
NJ0715001 NORTH CALDWELL WATER DEP Z 6000 Hackensack-Passaic
NJ0716001 NUTLEY WATER DEPT Z 27099 Hackensack-Passaic
NJ0717001 ORANGE WATER DEPT F 32000 Southern Long Island
NJ0718001 ROSELAND WATER DEPT Z 4900 Hackensack-Passaic
NJ0719001 SOUTH ORANGE W DEPT F 16391 Southern Long Island
NJ0720001 VERONA MUA Z 13579 Hackensack-Passaic
NJ0721001 WEST CALDWELL W DEPT C 10422 Hackensack-Passaic

If you cannot find your CWS from the above table, or the above table does not exist, it may be because your CWS does not specify the principal county served information in the Safe Drinking Water Information System (SDWIS). Click here to display a table of all CWS that are located within the same state of your selected county.

This information was retrieved from the United States Environmental Protection Agency.


http://www.epa.gov/iwi/counties/34013/wimdw.html