Water Quality and Testing

Water_Testing_Pic.jpg The Nutley Water Department routinely monitors for contaminants in your drinking water according to federal and state laws. As water travels over the land or underground, it can pick up substances or contaminants such as microbes, inorganic and organic chemicals, and radioactive substances. All drinking water including bottled drinking water may be reasonably expected to contain at least small amounts of some constituents. It is very important to remember that the presence of these contaminants does not necessarily pose a health risk.




Passaic Valley Water Commission (PVWC) did all the required testing of our water supply. The Township of Nutley sampled and tested water throughout the township for:

  • Chlorine Residuals
  • Coliforms
  • Haloacetic Acids
  • Iron and Manganese
  • Lead and Copper (tested on August 21, 2014)
  • Radionuclides (tested by the State in 2001)
  • Trihalomethanes

Water Quality Report

United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations require that all public water systems issue an annual Water Quality Report. The intent of this regulation is to inform consumers about the source and quality of their drinking water, and to assemble this information in an easy to read format.

It meets the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) requirement for “Consumer Confidence Reports” and contains information on the source of our water, its constituents, and the health risks associated with any contaminants.

The purpose of this report is to provide our customers with information on the sources of their drinking water, how this water gets to each customer, potential substances that may be found in drinking water, some related health information, and a listing of the substances present in our water and how their levels compare to the state and federal drinking water regulations.

We are pleased to report that our drinking water is safe and meets all federal and state requirements. The Township of Nutley is committed to providing our customers and the community with high quality drinking water through prompt service, courteous and helpful communication, and excellence in the distribution of our most valued resource… water.

The Water Quality Report is mailed out annual to all Water Department customers. Additional copies of the report are available upon request.

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