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Drinking Water Research

Drinking water studies include forecasting algal blooms, susceptibility of potable water distribution systems, tentatively identified compounds, arsenic and mercury in residential well water, dermal absorption of inorganic arsenic from water lead, nitrates, giardia, cryptosporidium, and reservoir protection.

Staff Expertise

Gloria Post
Lee Lippincott

Risk Assessment
Gloria Post

Inorganic and Organic Chemistry
Lee Lippincott

Pathogens and Viruses
Robert Newby

Water Treatment
Lee Lippincott

Private Well Testing Act (PWTA)
Nick Procopio

Water glass -photo

Private Well Testing Act

Occurrence of Unregulated Compounds in Surface Waters, Ground Waters and Public Drinking Water Supplies in NJ

NJDEP Comments on Drinking Water Contaminant Candidate List 3--Draft - Federal Register:February 21, 2008, Volume 73, Number 35, p. 9627-9654 Comments focus on four chemicals of concern to New Jersey: PFOA, 1,2,3-trichloropropane, MTBE, and perchlorate. - (Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2007-1189) -comment date 5/21/08

Homeowner's Guide to Arsenic in Drinking Water

Determination of Organic Compound Classes Using Research and Regulatory Analytical Techniques for the Demonstration Project- Full Report (2017) | Research Project Summary | Full Report

Identification of Perfluorinated Carboxylic Acids (PFCAs) in the Metedeconk River Watershed (2016)
| Research Project Summary | Full Report

Contribution of Naturally Occurring Radioisotopes to Gross Alpha-Particle Activity in Ground Water in Bedrock Aquifers of Northern New Jersey (2015) | Research Project Summary | Full Report

The New Jersey Private Well Testing Act: An Overview (2009)

Northern New Jersey Radionuclide Investigation: Determination of Uranium, Radium and Radon in Ground Water with High Gross Alpha-Particle Activity, and Implications for Future Monitoring Efforts (2008)

Evaluation and Assessment of Organic Chemical Removal Technologies for New Jersey Drinking Water - Ground Water Report (2007)

Evaluation and Assessment of Organic Chemical Removal Technologies for New Jersey Drinking Water - Surface Water Report (2007)

Forecasting Algal Blooms in Surface Water Systems with Artificial Neural Networks (2006)
|Research Project Summary | Full Report | Appendix

Susceptibility of Potable Water Distribution Systems to Negative Pressure Transients (2006)
|Research Project Summary | Full Report

Sources of Lead in Homes Served by Private Wells in Hunterdon County, NJ (2006)

Technology Critique - Microbial Source Tracking: Library Based Methods (2004)

Private Well Testing Act-Initial Well Test Results for September 2002-March 2003

Evaluation and Assessment of Arsenic Removal Technologies for New Jersey Drinking Water (2003)

Characterization of Tentatively Identified Compounds (TICs) in Water Samples Collected from Public Water Systems in New Jersey(2003)

Dermal Absorption of Inorganic Arsenic from Water (White Paper Summary) (2003)

Arsenic and Mercury in Residential Well Water from Readington and Raritan Townships, Hunterdon County, New Jersey(2002)

Effects of Ozonation vs. Chlorination Water Treatment Operations on National Organic Matter Fractions (1998)

Nitrate in Drinking Water Wells in New Jersey: Burlington, Gloucester, Mercer, Ocean, and Salem Counties (1988)

Variability of Chlorate Levels in Sodium Hypochlorite Feedstock and Finished Drinking Water in New Jersey (1997)

Occurrence of Agricultural Pesticides in Surface Drinking Water Sources in New Jersey (1995)

Survey of Surface Source Waters for Giardia and Cryptosporidium and Water Treatment Efficiency Evaluation (1995)

Parasites and NJ Drinking Water: Information on Giardia and Cryptosporidium - Brochure (1995)

Evaluation of Chemical and Physical Characteristics of Water Treatment Residuals Before and After a Freeze-Thaw Cycle (1994)

Lead in New Jersey School Drinking Water: Results of a Monitoring Study (1993)

Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Four Point-of-Use Domestic Activated Carbon Filteration Devices for the Removal of Four Volatile Organic Contaminants from Drinking Water - December, 1992 (33.8mb)

Public Evaluations of Reservoir Protection (1992)

Lead and Copper in School Drinking Water (1992)

Nitrate - Nitrite in Drinking Water (1992)

Agricultural pesticides in six drainage basins used for public water supply in New Jersey, 1990 - USGS Report

Related- Departmental Drinking Water Studies

Division of Science and Research
Dr. Gary A. Buchanan, Director

Phone: (609) 984-6070
Fax: (609) 292-7340