Public Utility - Government owned and operated
Est. Population Served: 23,168
Public Water System ID: NJ0601001
Associated Municipalities: Bridgeton City
Initially started in 1877 and then known as the Bridgeton Water Works, the department was considered at the time to be quite elaborate as it covered the entire city with 7 miles of pipe, 37 stop valves and 53 fire hydrants. Active from that point to the present, the Bridgeton Water & Sewer Department is today responsible for maintaining 88 miles of water and sewer lines throughout the community. Counting 9 active wells, 2 radium treatment plants, and 2 storage tanks under their charge, the Water Department provides an average of 2.5 million gallons of water to Bridgeton's residential, commercial and industrial customers. The Bridgeton Water & Sewer Department adheres to strict water-testing regulations established by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. Beyond compliance with these strict health and safety standards; the department is dedicated to best practices within the industry and toward that end, yearly consumer confidence reports are sent to customers as part of that process.
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