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SWAP - Technical Resources

Attention Community Water System Purveyors

Sample 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 be obtained
  • 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 categories.

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 levels.

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 swap@dep.state.nj.us 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.

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