Precision Analytical Services
I N C O R P O R A T E D
THE PRIVATE WELL TESTING ACT OF NEW JERSEY (PWTA)
NEW WELL TESTING REQUIREMENTS
FOR NEW JERSEY
New testing requirements became effective September 14, 2002 for
all new homes, rentals and resales that are supplied by well water
in the State of New Jersey.
The Private Well Testing Act enacted in March 2001 became effective
on September 14, 2002 and is mandatory for all covered real estate
transactions. The closing of title my not take place until the testing
has been done and both the buyer and seller have received a copy
of the test results. These requirements are in addition to those
of the Local Health Departments.
In addition to Local Health Department requirements for rentals,
resales, and new wells, all wells MUST be tested for Total Coliform
Bacteria (with Fecal Coliform Bacteria if Total Coliform Bacteria
is present), pH, Nitrate, Iron, Manganese, Lead, Volatile Organic
Compounds (33 solvents), and Mercury or Arsenic BEFORE any water
treatment system. Depending on the county, all wells must also be
tested for a 48-hour rapid Gross Alpha radiation test.
In addition to the new testing requirement, GPS (Global Positioning
Satellite) coordinates must be taken with a surveying quality GPS
unit at the well head or front door of the house and all results
must be electronically delivered to the NJDEP (NJ Dept. of Environmental
Protection). ONLY a laboratory representative from a NJDEP Certified
lab may sample the well water.
These regulations pertain to only "Raw" or "Untreated"
well water. The Local or County Health Departments require "Treated"
or "Conditioned" water analysis if a water conditioner
is present or needed to correct any test parameters that fails the
raw water tests. (Failure meaning any test result that exceeds the
maximum contaminant level or MCL).
Precision Analytical Services, Inc. (PAS) serves New Jersey
for over 15 years and we are the only full service lab of its kind
in New Jersey SPECIALIZING EXCLUSIVELY in DRINKING WATER ANALYSIS.
We keep in close contact with the NJ DEP regarding any new
testing requirements (and updates) and make a smooth transition to
comply with any new regulations. PAS continues to provide the
best laboratory services available, by providing rapid
turn-around-time for results, prompt sampling, and low prices.
PAS removes the aggravation of water testing by offering the following
- Sampling 7 days a week by appointment - days and evenings.
- Results in 1 to 5 working days.
- Reports faxed, delivered, and/or mailed to the Local Health
- Results electronically sent to the NJDEP
- Water Analysis Certification faxed, delivered and/or mailed
to your office or home.
- Technical Service and Personal Attention.