New Jersey offers some of the most pure and safe drinking water anywhere. But it remains important to understand the impact of possible contaminants to public water supplies and private wells. The New Jersey Department of Health Drinking Water and Public Health Project provides information to the public and works together with regulators to provide clean, safe drinking water to New Jersey residents. This project is a collaborative activity with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
If you have any questions, please contact the Environmental and Occupational Health Surveillance Program.
The most common contaminants and their impacts can be found in the resources below:
- Lead in Drinking Water [English pdf 193k] [Español pdf 201k] [Portugués pdf 327k]
- Lead in Drinking Water at Schools and Child Care Centers: [English pdf 474k] [Español pdf 523k]
- Perfluorinated Chemicals (PFCs) in Drinking Water [pdf 413k]
- Private Wells – Frequently Asked Questions [pdf 423k]