Township of Bridgewater, NJ
Somerset County
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No potable water well shall be located or constructed in the Township of Bridgewater until a permit has been issued by the Division of Health.
[Amended 9-19-2011 by Ord. No. 11-22]
The permit fee shall be $100.
All potable water wells shall be constructed in strict compliance with state regulations as set forth and known as "Standards for Construction of Public Noncommunity and Nonpublic Water Systems" (N.J.A.C. 7:10-12.1 through 7:10-12.43 inclusive).
A pitless adapter or pitless unit shall be provided on every new potable water well constructed.
No potable water well shall be placed in service until the Division of Health has issued a written certificate of approval to the owner of the property.
Laboratory testing. Upon notification by the property owner, a representative of the Division of Health will collect well water samples and submit the samples to a laboratory for testing. Tests shall include those volatile organics as listed in § 212-3 and a bacteriological examination.
Certification by the well driller. A written certificate of compliance shall be provided to the Health Division before any potable water well can be placed into service. The form shall be provided by the Division of Health and will include a statement to be signed by the well driller indicating that he or she has constructed the well in compliance with all state standards as set forth in § 212-10 of this chapter.
Well water to meet state drinking water standards and guidelines. No well water supply shall be approved by the Division of Health if the water fails to meet current New Jersey drinking water quality standards or guidelines.