ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK – New Jersey American Water has released its annual Water Quality Reports and the results show that Roselle and Roselle Park’s water continue to meet the highest standards of cleanliness and safety.
New Jersey American Water’s compiles its annual Water Quality Reports (also called Consumer Confidence Reports) for customers and other stakeholders, detailing the quality of water supplied by the company to each community served. The report outlines the quality of water provided using data from water quality testing conducted in local systems between January and December of 2019. Data collected is shown in comparison to the compliance standards established by both the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, including regulations specifically related to lead.
The report gives an overview of local drinking water sources for communities and details the extensive testing conducted on New Jersey American Water’s water each year. Additionally, the report highlights the substances detected in the treated water, as well as the levels of those substances prior to treatment. As an additional layer of education and transparency, the report also details results of tests conducted for certain unregulated compounds, in areas where they are present and thus treated to achieve levels below recommended health guidelines.
Water quality reports for both Roselle and Roselle Park are available here.
In Roselle/Roselle Park, the source of water supply comes from two surface water plants, both of which have been nationally recognized with Directors Awards from the U.S. EPA’s Partnership for Safe Water program for surpassing federal and state drinking water standards. Further, this system has been in compliance with the Lead and Copper Rule since the inception of the Rule, unlike some neighboring towns.
Even with these high marks, New Jersey American Water is consistently doing everything it can to ensure the water systems of both municipalities are constantly being improved and maintained. In 2020 alone, New Jersey American Water has invested over $1.8 million to upgrade Roselle Park’s water infrastructure. These investments include:
- Replacing over 1,300 feet of aging water main from Faitoute to Laurel Avenues, with work to be completed this summer;
- Replacing 640 feet of aging water main from Charlotte Terrace to Galloping Hill Road; and
- Replacing 3,450 feet of aging 6-inch water main underneath Woodside Ave from Pinewood Ave to Beechwood Ave, Pinewood Ave from Woodside Ave to the dead end, Oak Street from Pinewood Ave to Woodside Ave, Beechwood Ave from Valley Road to W. Webster Ave and Jerome Street from Beechwood Ave to W Westfield Ave, with work to be completed this summer.
If you are interested in more information about New Jersey American Water and the work it is doing to improve communities across New Jersey, please visit https://amwater.com/njaw/.