Public Utility - Government owned and operated
Est. Population Served: 2,078
Public Water System ID: NJ1312001
Associated Municipalities: Englishtown Borough
Drinking Water Sources: upper Potomac-Raritan-Magothy aquifer, middle Potomac-Raritan-Magothy aquifer
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Englishtown Borough is only one of a few remaining communities that continues to operate its own, self-contained water system. The water supply comes from two artesian wells, located within the Borough. One is 600 feet deep and the other is over 390 feet deep. The system has the capacity to pump and filter a maximum of 200 gallons of water per minute. The only chemicals added to the water are chlorine, at NJ DEP controlled levels, and lime, which is used primarily to maintain the ph of the water. Two anthracite filters are used to remove any impurities and much of the natural iron content in the water. The water mains, all 5 miles of them, are kept clean with a semi-annual flushing program. Two water storage towers, one located on West Dey Street and the other on Harrison Avenue, hold a combined total of 450,000 gallons of water. These tanks serve as the systems back-up storage and pressure regulator. An interconnection with Gordon’s Corner Water Company is also available in the event of an extended failure of the system.
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