SWAP - Technical Resources
Community Water System Purveyors
SWAP Language for Your Consumer Confidence Report
As part of the Amendments to the Federal Safe Drinking
Water Act, a community water system is required to include
the following information regarding SWAP in their Consumer
Confidence Report (CCR):
- Availability of the SWAP reports and where they may
- Summary of the SWAP results for the system's source(s)
The regulations also recommend the systems include a
summary of the potential contaminant sources found within
a source's source water assessment area.
Below please find sample language that you can use as
a guideline as you develop this year's CCR. You will still
need to make the language specific for your system since
each system rated differently for each of the contaminant
The source water assessment performed on our (insert
your # of sources) sources determined the following:
Provide a summary of High, Medium, and Low susceptibility
ratings for sources to each contaminant category or include
the table from your summary document.
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 rating reflects 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
NJDEP found the following potential contaminant sources
within the source water assessment areas for our sources:
Provide a list of the potential contaminant sources,
which can be obtained from Appendix A - Attachment 1 of
your Source Water Assessment Report.
If you have questions regarding the source water assessment
report or summary please contact the Bureau of Safe Drinking
Water at email@example.com or 609-292-5550."
If you have questions regarding the required information
or have specific questions regarding your system's source
water assessment, please contact the Bureau of Safe Drinking
Water at 609-292-5550.