of Public Water Systems in New Jersey
A public water system is defined as a system for the
provision to the public of water for human consumption
through pipes or other constructed conveyances, if such
system has at least fifteen service connections or regularly
serves at least twenty-five individuals.
There are two types of public water system: Community
and Noncommunity. A Community Water System has "at
least 15 service connections used by year around residents,
or regularly serves at least twenty-five year around residents".
Examples of a Community Water System are mobile home communities
and municipalities. A Noncommunity Water System is a public
water system used by individuals other than year around
residents for at least sixty days of the year. A Noncommunity
Water System can be either Transient or Nontransient.
A Nontransient Noncommunity Water System "serves
at least twenty-five of the same persons over six months
per year," such as schools, factories, and office
buildings. Transient Noncommunity Water System is a system
that does not fall within the definition of a Nontransient
Noncommunity Water System. Transient Noncommunity Water
Systems include rest stop areas, restaurants, and motels.