Welcome to Jersey WaterCheck’s evaluation center — the Benchmark Hub.

The Benchmark Hub helps utility managers and state leaders dive into the factors that contribute to the need for water infrastructure investment. Here you will find the details, measures, reports, results, and data that we’ve gathered for every water and wastewater system in the state.

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Met primary drinking water standards (state-level)

This measure is a regulatory requirement.

At the state level, this metric shows the percentage of NJ drinking water systems that have no known violations of primary drinking water standards (i.e., maximum contaminant levels (MCLs) established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or the NJ Department of Environmental Protection) for the most recent calendar year. Note that testing frequency can vary (e.g., triennial, quarterly, etc.). Public water systems must not exceed any MCL, under the federal and State Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). To see all contaminants with MCLs monitored in New Jersey, click here.

Percentages by system size: 95% of large systems, 94% of medium systems, and 99% of small systems complied in 2019.

Note: The information for this metric is updated annually using data from NJDEP, so it may not represent current conditions. Utilities may have already resolved or started to resolve issues identified. All water has minerals and inorganic compounds in it. Potable water is treated to ensure levels of contaminants meet regulatory requirements so that they do not cause harm. All systems have to do testing throughout the year to ensure they are within regulatory limits.

To learn more, please read the relevant system’s Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) (found on the system page) or visit NJDEP Drinking WaterWatch for additional details that this dashboard does not provide.

Data Source: NJ Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP)

Click here see the related system-level measure.