FREE Well Water Testing Program! for Bloomsbury & Hampton, NJ areas

  • Has it been more than two year's since your water has been tested?
  • Is there livestock on or near your property?
  • Are pesticides being used on nearby agricultural crops or nurseries?
  • Have you pumped your septic system since January 1, 2014?
  • Is your well downstream from your own or a neighbor's septic system?
  • Is your water source located near a road that is frequently salted or sprayed with de-icers?
  • Do you or your neighbors dispose of household wastes in the backyard, even in small amounts?

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, you should consider having your well water tested!

To find out of you are eligible to participate in MWA's Water Testing Program, please email info@musconetcong.org for more information. Once your eligibility is confirmed, be sure to as about the MWA/RC&D "Well Test Description and Order Form" brochure. **You must show proof of septic system pump-out since January 1, 2014 to qualify.

 

How MWA got involved:

There are several small towns along the Musconetcong River with older houses, a fairly high density, and residents and businesses are served by septic systems and cesspools. Because of the geology of the area, bacteria from leaking or poory maintained septic systems may enter the drinking water supply, or be carried into the river by storms.

In 2014, the MWA received a grant from the William Penn Foundation to design and promote a septic system education program to include drinking water sampling to qualified residents.

Sample collection and testing will be performed by New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection-certified QC Laboratories of Pennsylvania.

This project aims to reduce the human contribution of bacteria to the river or groundwater by helping residents understand the importance of septic system maintenance.

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  • Musconetcong Watershed Association
  • 10 Maple Ave. PO Box 113
  • Asbury, NJ 08802
  • 908-537-7060