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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.
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the New Jersey Department of Health have released the 2020 New Jersey Vibrio Control Plan. This plan addresses requirements with respect to the harvesting, transport, and temperature control of oysters from June 1 through August 31, 2020. In addition, the Vibrio Control Plan recommends best management practices to be implemented to further minimize risk from Vibrio parahaemolyticus (Vp) and Vibrio vulnificus (Vv).
The plan can be found here: https://www.nj.gov/dep/bmw/docs/nj2020vibrioplan.pdf
New Jersey’s Vibrio Control Plan (VCP) specifically addresses:
Vibrio program coordination between NJDEP and NJDOH;
Response to potential outbreaks;
Post-harvest time and temperature controls;
Hours of harvest for tidal, intertidal, and tide dependent harvest; and
Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) plan requirements.
Any questions about the plan or its requirements can be directed to the DEP’s Bureau of Marine Water Monitoring at (609) 748-2000.
Presentations from the 12/20/19 HABs RFP public information session are now available click here to access them
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