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The Division of Water Monitoring and Standards provides water quality information to assess and manage New Jersey's water resources. This information is critical to knowing whether NJ’s waters are safe to swim in, aquatic life is healthy, fish and shellfish are safe to eat, and contributes information on whether water sources are safe to use for drinking water. Click on the Mission Statement below for additional information about the Division.


Click on any of the photos in the slideshow below to learn about many of the monitoring and analysis activities of the Division.






For information regarding water quality management planning and implementation issues, please visit the Office of Water Resources Management Coordination's website.

For information on water quality permitting-related issues, including wastewater, residuals and stormwater, please visit the Division of Water Quality's website.

For information on water supply, water allocation and drinking water-related issues, please visit the Division of Water Supply and Geosciences website.


Announcements

  1. Registration now open for Spring Stream School, April 29 and 30, at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ. Click here for more information including how to register

  2. New Continuous Monitoring website is now "live". Click here to access both freshwater and marine water continuous monitoring data and information

  3. Cyanobacterial Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) - Fact Sheet

Mission Statement

The Division of Water Monitoring and Standards provides water quality information to assess and manage New Jersey’s water resources. This information is critical to knowing whether NJ’s waters are safe to swim in, aquatic life is healthy, fish and shellfish are safe to eat, and contributes information on whether water sources are safe to use for drinking water.

Ecosystem, public health protection and restoration measures are accomplished through:

  • Collection of ambient water quality data (fresh, marine and ground water)
  • Development of water quality standards
  • Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs)
  • Watershed-based restoration plans
  • Administration of nonpoint source pollution control projects to help restore impaired waters

The water quality monitoring data is used in the assessment and support of the Department’s responsibilities under:

  • Sections 303(d), 305(b) and 319(h) of the federal Clean Water Act
  • The federal Safe Drinking Water Act
  • The National Shellfish Sanitation Program
  • The USEPA’s BEACH Grant

The Division also educates and empowers citizens through the AmeriCorps NJ Watershed Ambassadors and Citizen Science Programs.

Contact Us:


Main Location

NJDEP Division of Water
Monitoring and Standards

PO Box 420 (Mail Code 401-04I)
401 East State Street
Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0420

Telephone: 609-292-1623
Fax: 609-633-1276

Bruce Friedman, Director

Locations:


Bureau of Freshwater & Biological Monitoring

35 Arctic Pkwy
Ewing Township, NJ 08638


Bureau of Marine Water Monitoring

929 E Stoney Hill Rd
Galloway, NJ 08205

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