PWSID # NJ0805002 

Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

Malaga Mobile Home Park

For the Year 2022, Results from the Year 2021

We are pleased to present to you this year’s Annual Drinking Water Quality Report. This report is designed to inform you about the quality water and services we deliver to you every day. Our constant goal is to provide you with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water.

If you are a landlord, you must distribute this Drinking Water Quality Report to every tenant as soon as practicable, but no later than three business days after receipt. Delivery must be done by hand, mail, or email, and by posting the information in a prominent location at the entrance of each rental premises, pursuant to section #3 of NJ P.L. 2021, c.82 (C.58:12A-12.4 et seq.).

We are committed to ensuring the quality of your water. Our water source is wells.  Our wells draw groundwater from the Kirkwood Cohansey Aquifer. Our wells are 137 feet deep, and are located on lots 3a and 24 off of the office road. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) has completed and issued the Source Water Assessment Report and Summary for this public water system, which is available at WWW.state.nj.us/dep/swap or by contacting NJDEP’s Bureau of Safe Drinking Water at (609) 292-5550.  This water system’s source water susceptibility ratings and a list of potential contaminant sources is included.  We have a source water protection plan available for review at our office that provides more information such as sources of contamination.

Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-compromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbiological contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).

 

TEST RESULTS

Contaminant  

Violation

Y/N

 

Level

Detected

 

Units of

Measurement

 

MC

LG

 

MCL

 

Likely Source of Contamination

 

Inorganic Contaminants:

 

Barium

Test results Yr. 2021

 

N

 

0.07

 

ppm

 

2

 

2

 

Discharge of drilling wastes; discharge from metal refineries; erosion of natural deposits

 

Copper

Test results Yr. 2019

Result at the 90th Percentile

 

N

 

ND

No samples exceeded the action level.

 

ppm

 

1.3

 

AL=1.3

 

Corrosion of household plumbing systems; erosion of natural deposits

No

Lead

Test results Yr. 2019

Result at the 90th Percentile

 

N

 

1.1

No samples exceeded the action level.

 

ppb

 

0

 

AL=15

 

Corrosion of household plumbing systems, erosion of natural deposits

 

Nickel

Test results Yr. 2021

 

N

 

1.1

 

ppb

 

N/A

 

N/A

 

Erosion of natural deposits

 

Nitrate (as Nitrogen)

Test results Yr. 2021

 

N

 

5.39

 

ppm

 

10

 

10

 

Runoff from fertilizer use; leaching from septic tanks, sewage; erosion of natural deposits

 

Disinfection By-Products:

 

TTHM

Total Trihalomethanes

Test results Yr. 2021

 

N

1  

ppb

N/A  

80

 

By-product of drinking water disinfection

 

HAA5                      Haloacetic Acids

Test results Yr. 2021

 

N

ND  

ppb

N/A  

60

 

By-product of drinking water disinfection

 

Radioactive Contaminants:

 

Gross Alpha

Test results Yr. 2021

 

N

6.5  

pCi/1

 

0

 

15

 

Erosion of natural deposits

 

Combined Radium

228 & 226

Test results Yr. 2021

 

N

 

3.0

 

pCi/1

 

0

 

5

 

Erosion of natural deposits

 

Regulated Disinfectants:

 

         Level Detected

 

MRDL

 

 

MRDLG

Chlorine

Test results Yr. 2021

 

Range = 0.01 – 0.66 ppm

Average = 0.3 ppm

4.0 ppm 4.0 ppm

 

Chlorine: Water additive used to control microbes.

 We are pleased to report that our drinking water meets all federal and state safety requirements.  The table shows the results of our monitoring for the period of January 1st to December 31st, 2021.  The state allows us to monitor for some contaminants less than once per year because the concentrations of these contaminants do not change frequently.  Some of our data, though representative, are more than one year old.

If you have any questions about this report or concerning your drinking water, please call 856-885-3748.   We do not have regular scheduled meetings.

Nitrate: in drinking water at levels above 10 ppm is a health risk for infants of less than six months of age. High nitrate levels in drinking water can cause blue baby syndrome. Nitrate levels may rise quickly for short periods of time because of rainfall or agricultural activity. If you are caring for an infant, you should ask advice from your health care provider.

Sources of Lead in Drinking Water

Malaga Mobile Home Park is responsible for providing high quality drinking water but cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components.  Although most lead exposure occurs from inhaling dust or from contaminated soil, or when children eat paint chips, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) estimates that 10 to 20 percent of human exposure to lead may come from lead in drinking water. Infants who consume mostly mixed formula can receive 40 percent to 60 percent of their exposure to lead from drinking water. Lead is rarely found in the source of your drinking water but enters tap water through corrosion, or wearing away, of materials containing lead in the water distribution system and household plumbing materials. These materials include lead-based solder used to join copper pipes, brass, and chrome-brass faucets, and in some cases, service lines made of or lined with lead.  New brass faucets, fittings, and valves, including those advertised as “lead-free”, may still contain a small percentage of lead, and contribute lead to drinking water. The law currently allows end-use brass fixtures, such as faucets, with up to 0.25 percent lead to be labeled as “lead free”. However, prior to January 4, 2014, “lead free” allowed up to 8 percent lead content of the wetted surfaces of plumbing products including those labeled National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) certified. Visit the NSF website at www.nsf.org to learn more about lead-containing plumbing fixtures. Consumers should be aware of this when choosing fixtures and take appropriate precautions. When water stands in lead service lines, lead pipes, or plumbing systems containing lead for several hours or more, the lead may dissolve into your drinking water. This means the first water drawn from the tap in the morning, or later in the afternoon if the water has not been used all day, can contain fairly high levels of lead.  Please call 856-885-3748 to find out how to get your water tested for lead. Testing is essential because you cannot see, taste, or smell lead in drinking water.

Health Effects of Lead

Lead can cause serious health problems if too much enters your body from drinking water or other sources. It can cause damage to the brain and kidneys and can interfere with the production of red blood cells that carry oxygen to all parts of your body. The greatest risk of lead exposure is to infants, young children, and pregnant women. Scientists have linked the effects of lead on the brain with lowered IQ in children. Adults with kidney problems and high blood pressure can be affected by low levels of lead more than healthy adults. Lead is stored in the bones, and it can be released later in life. During pregnancy, the child receives lead from the mother’s bones, which may affect brain development. Contact your local health department or healthcare provider to find out how you can get your child tested for lead if you are concerned about lead exposure. You can find out more about how to get your child tested and how to pay for it at https://www.state.nj.us/health/childhoodlead/testing.shtml.

In July 2021, P.L.2021, Ch.183 (Law) was enacted, requiring all community water systems to replace lead service lines in their service area within 10 years. Under the law, Malaga Mobile Home Park is required to notify its residents if they are served by a lead service line*. Our service line inventory is available upon request.

The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds reservoirs, springs, and wells.  As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity.

Contaminants that may be present in source water include:

In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, EPA prescribes regulations which limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems.  Food and Drug Administration regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water, which must provide the same protection for public health.

Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants.  The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that the water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791.

DEFINITIONS

In the “Test Results” table you may find some terms and abbreviations you might not be familiar with. To help you better understand these terms we’ve provided the following definitions:

Non-Detects (ND) – laboratory analysis indicates that the constituent is not present.

Parts per million (ppm) or Milligrams per liter (mg/l) – one part per million corresponds to one minute in two years or a single penny in $10,000.

Parts per billion (ppb) or Micrograms per liter – one part per billion corresponds to one minute in 2,000 years, or a single penny in $10,000,000.

Picocuries per liter (pCi/L) – picocuries per liter is a measure of the radioactivity in water.

Action Level – the concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements which a water system must follow.

Maximum Contaminant Level – The “Maximum Allowed” (MCL) is the highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water.  MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology.

Maximum Contaminant Level Goal -The “Goal”(MCLG) is the level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health.  MCLGs allow for a margin of safety.

Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level (MRDL) – The highest level of a disinfectant allowed in drinking water.  There is convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for control of microbial contaminants.

Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level Goal (MRDLG)The level of a drinking water disinfectant, below which there is no known or expected risk to health.  MRDLGs do not reflect the benefits of the use of disinfectants to control microbial contamination

To ensure the continued quality of our water we treat it is several ways. We use Sodium-Hypochloride for disinfection, Caustic soda for Ph adjustment, and Klenphos for sequestrating of Iron.

The Safe Drinking Water Act regulations allow monitoring waivers to reduce or eliminate the monitoring requirements for asbestos, volatile organic chemicals and synthetic organic chemicals. Our system received monitoring waivers for asbestos and synthetic organic chemicals.

Malaga Mobile Home Park – PWSID # NJ0805002

Malaga Mobile Home Park is a public community water system consisting of 2 active wells.

This system’s source water comes from the following aquifer: Kirkwood-Cohansey Watertable Aquifer System.

Susceptibility Ratings for Malaga Mobile Home Park Sources

The table below illustrates the susceptibility ratings for the seven contaminant categories (and radon) for each source in the system.  The table provides the number of wells and intakes that rated high (H), medium (M), or low (L) for each contaminant category.  For susceptibility ratings of purchased water, refer to the specific water system’s source water assessment report.

The seven contaminant categories are defined at the bottom of this page.  DEP considered all surface water highly susceptible to pathogens, therefore all intakes received a high rating for the pathogen category.  For the purpose of Source Water Assessment Program, radionuclides are more of a concern for ground water than surface water.  As a result, surface water intakes’ susceptibility to radionuclides was not determined and they all received a low rating.

If a system is rated highly susceptible for a contaminant category, it does not mean a customer is or will be consuming contaminated drinking water.  The rating reflects the potential for contamination of source water, not the existence of contamination. Public water systems are required to monitor for regulated contaminants and to install treatment if any contaminants are detected at frequencies and concentrations above allowable levels.  As a result of the assessments, DEP may customize (change existing) monitoring schedules based on the susceptibility ratings.

Pathogens Nutrients Pesticides Volatile

Organic

Compounds

Inorganics Radionuclides Radon Disinfection

Byproduct

Precursors

Sources H M L H M L H M L H M L H M L H M L H M L H M L
Wells – 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

Pathogens: Disease-causing organisms such as bacteria and viruses.  Common sources are animal and human fecal wastes.

Nutrients: Compounds, minerals and elements that aid growth, that are both naturally occurring and man-made.  Examples include nitrogen and phosphorus.

Volatile Organic Compounds: Man-made chemicals used as solvents, degreasers, and gasoline components.  Examples include benzene, methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE), and vinyl chloride.

Pesticides: Man-made chemicals used to control pests, weeds and fungus.  Common sources include land application and manufacturing centers of pesticides.  Examples include herbicides such as atrazine, and insecticides such as chlordane.

Inorganics: Mineral-based compounds that are both naturally occurring and man-made.  Examples include arsenic, asbestos, copper, lead, and nitrate.

Radionuclides: Radioactive substances that are both naturally occurring and man-made.  Examples include radium and uranium.

Radon: Colorless, odorless, cancer-causing gas that occurs naturally in the environment.  For more information go to http://www.nj.gov/dep/rpp/radon/index.htm or call (800) 648-0394.

Disinfection Byproduct Precursors: A common source is naturally occurring organic matter in surface water.  Disinfection byproducts are formed when the disinfectants (usually chlorine) used to kill pathogens react with dissolved organic material (for example leaves) present in surface water.

We at Malaga Mobile Home Park work hard to provide top quality water to every tap. We ask that all our residents help us protect our water sources, which are the heart of our community, our way of life and our children’s future. Please call our office if you have questions.