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711 Broad Street, Florence, New Jersey 08518
(609) 499-2518 Fax: (609) 499-8043

2013 Consumer Confidence Report

Photo of the Florence Township Water Treatment Plant
The Florence Township Water
Treatment Plant

We are pleased to report that our drinking water meets all federal and state safety requirements. If you have any questions about this report or your water utility, please contact the Water & Sewer Director, David Lebak, at (609)499-2518. We want our valued customers to be informed about their water utility.

If you want to learn more, please attend our regularly scheduled council meetings at the Florence Township Municipal Building on 711 Broad Street. Meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month at 8 pm.

Sources for drinking water (both tap and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally occurring minerals, and, in some cases radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity.

In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, EPA prescribes regulations which limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. Food and Drug Administration regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water, which must provide the same protection for public health. Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that the water poses a health risk.

More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the EPA’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791.

Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-compromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly
at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers.

EPA/CDC GUIDELINES
on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by cryptosporidium and other microbiological contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).

Photo of Cedar Lane Water Tower
The Cedar Lane water tower was repaired and painted in 2001
 

The Florence Township Water and Sewer Department is presently upgrading the water meters in the system to ensure accurate and timely billing. We are transitioning to a radio read water meter program. This new technology allows the Water and Sewer Department to obtain accurate water meter readings without actually entering the home. All Water and Sewer Department employees carry Florence Township identification. Make sure the employees produce valid I.D. before allowing them to enter your home. Also, the employees travel in a Florence Township vehicle which is recognizable with a Florence Township seal on the door. If there is any question about the person’s credentials, please call the Florence Township Police at 499-3131 or simply dial 911.

The NJDEP has completed & issued The Source Water Assessment Report & Summary for this public water system, which is available at www.state.nj.us/dep/swap/ or by contacting the NJDEP, Bureau of Safe Drinking Water at (609) 292-5550. The source water assessment performed on our 5 groundwater sources determined the potential for contamination of source water, not the existence of contamination.

Public water systems are required to monitor for regulated contaminants and to install treatment if any contaminants are detected at frequencies and concentrations above allowable levels. If a system is rated highly susceptible for a contaminant category, it does NOT mean a customer is or will be consuming contaminated drinking water. The ratings only reflect the potential for contamination. As a result of the assessments, DEP may customize (change existing) monitoring schedules based on the susceptibility ratings.
 
Photo of new Water Tower completed in 2000.
The new water tower on Florence-Columbus Road was completed in 2000 and holds one million gallons.
 

Our 5 wells were rated against eight categories. 1. Pathogens-low 2. Nutrients-high 3. Pesticidesmedium 4. Volatile Organic Compounds-high 5. Inorganics-high 6. Radionuclides-high 7. Radonmedium 8. Disinfection Byproducts Precursormedium.
Please keep in mind, this is a summary of the report and the full report & related details are available on the website. Please call David Lebak, Director of Water & Sewer with any questions pertaining to this report @ (609) 499-2518

Photo of the Florence Township Wastewater Treatment Facility.
The Florence Township Wastewater Treatment Facility is located on 1500 West Front Street

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711 Broad Street  •  Florence, NJ 08518  •  609-499-2525
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