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Burlington County Data
9/2002 to 1/2011


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For more information on private wells in Burlington County or other public health issues, please contact the
Burlington County Board of Health.

Telephone: 609-265-5515

Assistant Environmental Health Coordinator
Robin Sutton
or
Supervising Environmental Health Specialist
Tom Fox

Visit the Burlington County Health Dept. website at
http://www.co.burlington.nj.us/Pages/pages.aspx?cid=434


Exceeding Gross Alpha MCL|Exceeding Nitrate MCL|Exceeding One or More MCL for VOCs|Exceeding Mercury MCL


  • The number of wells tested in a municipality reflects the number of real estate transactions involving homes with
    privates wells from September 2002 through January 2011.
  • Number of private wells tested may be low in some municipalities since they are served by public water systems.

total wells map
Municipality Number of Wells Tested
Bass River Twp
103
Burlington Twp
26
Chesterfield Twp
161
Eastampton Twp
36
Evesham Twp
279
Florence Twp
90
Hainesport Twp
39
Lumberton Twp
125
Mansfield Twp
315
Medford Lakes Boro
491
Medford Twp
861
Moorestown Twp
36
Mount Laurel Twp
110
New Hanover Twp
71
North Hanover Twp
254
Pemberton Twp
1121
Shamong Twp
516
Southampton Twp
537
Springfield Twp
257
Tabernacle Twp
623
Washington Twp
61
Westampton Twp
47
Woodland Twp
141
Municipalities with less than 10 wells tested (Not identified on maps)
Beverly City
Bordentown City
Bordentown Twp
Burlington City
Cinnaminson Twp
Delanco Twp
Delran Twp
Edgewater Park Twp
Fieldsboro Boro
Maple Shade Twp
Mount Holly Twp
Palmyra Boro
Pemberton Boro
Riverside Twp
Riverton Boro
Willingboro Twp
Wrightstown Boro

Wells Exceeding the Gross Alpha MCL
of 15 pCi/L

Erosion of natural deposits of certain minerals that are radioactive may emit a form of radiation known as alpha radiation. The alpha radiation is emitted from both short-lived and long-lived radionuclides. In the Southern part of the state, it is probably the decay of radium and its radioisomers that result in the alpha radiation.

    gross alpha map
Municipality
Number of wells
Total
Exceeded
Percent Exceeded
Max
Bass River Twp
91
1
1.1%
22
Burlington Twp
24
0
0.0%
6.9
Chesterfield Twp
142
1
0.7%
17
Eastampton Twp
32
0
0.0%
<5
Evesham Twp
250
44
17.6%
109
Florence Twp
75
2
2.7%
26.3
Hainesport Twp
35
0
0.0%
13.8
Lumberton Twp
115
0
0.0%
12
Mansfield Twp
277
4
1.4%
40.3
Medford Lakes Boro
757
31
4.1%
88
Medford Twp
433
0
0.0%
9.2
Moorestown Twp
28
0
0.0%
11.5
Mount Laurel Twp
100
3
3.0%
55
New Hanover Twp
63
0
0.0%
11.5
North Hanover Twp
219
2
0.9%
32.4
Pemberton Twp
1005
118
11.7%
76.8
Shamong Twp
449
82
18.3%
71
Southampton Twp
469
37
7.9%
47.5
Springfield Twp
229
1
0.4%
39.3
Tabernacle Twp
553
128
23.2%
1510
Washington Twp
52
4
7.7%
34.4
Westampton Twp
41
1
2.4%
21.5
Woodland Twp
127
6
4.7%
23

Wells Exceeding the Nitrate MCL of 10 mg/L
Nitrate and in its reduced form nitrite are found in ground water due to a number of factors
including natural deposition, runoff from fertilizer use, leaching from septic tanks, and from sewage.

  nitrate map
Municipality Number of Wells
Number of Wells Exceeded
Percentage Exceeded
Maximum
mg/L
Bass River Twp
103
0
0.0%
7.6
Burlington Twp
26
1
3.9%
31
Chesterfield Twp
161
2
1.2%
14.7
Eastampton Twp
36
0
0.0%
0.9
Evesham Twp
279
2
0.7%
12.3
Florence Twp
90
0
0.0%
5
Hainesport Twp
39
0
0.0%
2.8
Lumberton Twp
125
0
0.0%
3.7
Mansfield Twp
315
1
0.3%
480
Medford Lakes Boro
861
1
0.1%
19.6
Medford Twp
491
0
0.0%
3.0
Moorestown Twp
36
1
2.8%
16.1
Mount Laurel Twp
110
0
0.0%
808
New Hanover Twp
71
0
0.0%
3.7
North Hanover Twp
254
0
0.0%
2.2
Pemberton Twp
1121
13
1.2%
16.8
Shamong Twp
516
16
3.1%
129
Southampton Twp
537
2
0.4%
21.5
Springfield Twp
257
0
0.0%
10
Tabernacle Twp
623
49
7.9%
59.1
Washington Twp
61
0
0.0%
4.01
Westampton Twp
47
1
2.1%
26
Woodland Twp
141
0
0.0%
8.7

Wells Exceeding one or more MCLs for Volatile Organic Chemicals (VOCs)
VOCs include solvents, degreasers, and components of gasoline. VOCs are found in ground water due to contamination by industrial or homeowner uses of these compounds.
voc map
Municipality
Number of wells
Total
Exceeded
Percent Exceeded
Bass River Twp
103
0
0.0%
Burlington Twp
26
0
0.0%
Chesterfield Twp
161
3
1.9%
Eastampton Twp
36
0
0.0%
Evesham Twp
279
5
1.8%
Florence Twp
90
0
0.0%
Hainesport Twp
39
0
0.0%
Lumberton Twp
125
0
0.0%
Mansfield Twp
315
4
1.3%
Medford Lakes Boro
861
4
0.5%
Medford Twp
491
0
0.0%
Moorestown Twp
36
0
0.0%
Mount Laurel Twp
110
2
1.8%
New Hanover Twp
71
2
2.8%
North Hanover Twp
254
0
0.0%
Pemberton Twp
1121
22
2.0%
Shamong Twp
516
1
0.2%
Southampton Twp
537
1
0.2%
Springfield Twp
257
5
2.0%
Tabernacle Twp
623
14
2.3%
Washington Twp
61
0
0.0%
Westampton Twp
47
0
0.0%
Woodland Twp
141
1
0.7%

Wells Exceeding the Mercury MCL of 2 ug/L

Mercury sources can include air deposition, past pesticide use, or discharges from industrial facilities. In addition certain ground water conditions could lead to mobilization of naturally occurring mercury from the subsoil.

mercury map
Municipality
Number of wells
Number
Exceeded
% Detected
Max
ug/L
Bass River Twp
103
0
0.0%
1.8
Burlington Twp
25
0
0.0%
0.2
Chesterfield Twp
161
0
0.0%
0.3
Eastampton Twp
36
0
0.0%
0.3
Evesham Twp
279
8
2.9%
5.8
Florence Twp
90
0
0.0%
0.2
Hainesport Twp
39
0
0.0%
0
Lumberton Twp
125
0
0.0%
0.2
Mansfield Twp
315
0
0.0%
0.5
Medford Lakes Boro
491
0
0.0%
0.5
Medford Twp
861
1
0.1%
2.4
Moorestown Twp
36
0
0.0%
0
Mount Laurel Twp
110
0
0.0%
0.5
New Hanover Twp
71
0
0.0%
0
North Hanover Twp
254
0
0.0%
2
Pemberton Twp
1121
0
0.0%
0.5
Shamong Twp
516
4
0.8%
16.3
Southampton Twp
537
2
0.4%
2.9
Springfield Twp
257
0
0.0%
0.2
Tabernacle Twp
623
0
0.0%
6.1
Washington Twp
61
0
0.0%
8.7
Westampton Twp
47
0
0.0%
0.2
Woodland Twp
141
1
0.7%
3.36

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