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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How Does My System Protect the Environment?

Met NJ effluent discharge quality requirements (state-level)

This measure is a regulatory requirement.

At the state level, this metric shows the percentage of wastewater (sewer) system that complied with New Jersey Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NJPDES) permit limits for effluent quality. Effluent is an outflow discharged from the wastewater (sewage) treatment plant. Discharge from a sewer treatment plant has been through a process that removes harmful bacteria and other pollutants. Discharge from each sewer treatment plant is regulated via a New Jersey Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NJPDES) permit. If the plant is meeting its permit requirements (which are highly individual to the plant), the treated water is considered sufficiently treated for release into the river, stream, bay, or ocean where the outfall (discharge) pipe emerges.

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.

Data Source: NJ Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP)

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