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Jersey City, NJ Water Quality Report

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Sources Of Drinking Water in Jersey City, New Jersey

Where does Jersey City get its water from? Jersey City’s tap and drinking water comes from two surface water locations. Water comes from the Jersey City Reservoir in Boonton, and the Split Rock Reservoir in Rockaway Township. Prior to delivery to customers, water is treated at the Jersey City Water Treatment Plant in Boonton with chlorine disinfectants.

In the event that utilities are being worked on, SUEZ notes that water may briefly be delivered from the City of Newark, the Passaic Valley Water Commission, or the North Jersey District Water Supply Commission. Does Jersey City add fluoride to its water? No, not that we could find. Is Jersey City's water safe to drink?

Source: Jersey City, New Jersey

Contaminants Found in Jersey City's Water Supply

(Detected above health guidelines)

Chromium (hexavalent)

Chromium (hexavalent) is a carcinogen that commonly contaminates American drinking water. Chromium (hexavalent) in drinking water may be due to industrial pollution or natural occurrences in mineral deposits and groundwater.

Potential Health Effects of Consuming These Contaminants

Health risks of chromium (hexavalent) in excess of health guideline

Cancer: The health guideline of 0.02 ppb for chromium (hexavalent) was defined by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment as a public health goal, the level of a drinking water contaminant that does not pose a significant health risk. This health guideline protects against cancer.

Contaminant Levels in Atlantic City Compared to Other Regions

Chromium (hexavalent)

 - Health Guideline: 0.02 ppb

 - Jersey City, NJ: 0.0468 ppb

 - State: 0.153 ppb

 - National: 0.782 ppb

 

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