navigation bar
new jersey department of environmental protection  
Water Monitoring & Standards

 
Surface Water Quality Standards
 

Ground Water Quality Standards

 
Water Quality Assessment
 
Local, Regional, and Volunteer Monitoring
 
GIS Coverages
 
SWQS and GWQS Rule Archives
 
Technical Support and Related Documents
 
Email (Listserv) Subscriptions

Bureau of Water Quality Standards and Assessment

The Bureau of Water Quality Standards and Assessment (BWQSA) is responsible for the development, adoption, and administration of New Jersey's Surface Water Quality Standards and Ground Water Quality Standards. BWQSA is also responsible for conducting and coordinating water quality assessments of all waters of the State, including assessment of data collected by non-departmental entities (e.g., regional and local government agencies and volunteer monitoring organizations). These assessments are reported through the New Jersey Integrated Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment Report (Integrated Report).

The Integrated Reports are intended to provide effective tools for maintaining high quality waters and improving the quality of waters that do not attain their designated uses (i.e., contain impaired waterbodies). The Integrated Reports describe attainment of the designated uses of surface waters of the State, as specified in the New Jersey Surface Water Quality Standards (N.J.A.C. 7:9B), which include: aquatic life, recreation, drinking water, fish consumption, shellfish consumption, industrial and agricultural. In addition to identifying impaired waterbodies, the Integrated Reports identify subwatersheds where there is no water quality impairment, i.e., all designated uses are attained.

 
  photo  
 
 
lake watch logo

NJ Lake Watch: Click on the logo for more information.

Bureau of Water Quality Standards and Assessment
Debra Hammond, Chief
PO Box 420 (Mail Code 401-04I)
401 East State Street, 4th floor
Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0420
Telephone: 609-777-1753
Fax: 609-292-0848

Get free Adobe Acrobat pdf reader

*  The Adobe Acrobat PDF documents require a free PDF Reader from Adobe. We recommend using a current copy of the Reader to avoid compatibility problems. Also, there may be a time lag before a Web browser displays a PDF document's contents. This particularly happens with large documents.

bottom footer

 

wms home | bwqsa home

department: njdep home | about dep | index by topic | programs/units | dep online
statewide: njhome | citizen | business | government | services A to Z | departments | search

Copyright © State of New Jersey, 1996-2013
Department of Environmental Protection
P. O. Box 420 Mail Code 401-04I
Trenton, NJ 08625-0420

Last Modified: June 7, 2013

nj home citizen business government services a to z departments dep home njdep homeabout depindex by topicprograms and unitsdep online contact dep privacy notice legal statement accessibility statement nj home