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  • Mays Landing, NJ 08330-2699
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Notice about College Drinking Water

December 4, 2009

Atlantic Cape's water system violated a drinking water test requirement in 2005 by not properly monitoring contaminant levels. The contaminants were not present at a later testing. Even though this was not an emergency, College employees have the right to know what happened, what you should do and what the College has done to correct this situation.

The College is required to monitor your drinking water for specific contaminants on a regular basis. Results of regular monitoring are an indicator of whether or not our drinking water meets health standards. During 3rd Quarter 2005 (July-September), we did not monitor or test for Trihalomethanes (THM4) and Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) at the Mays Landing Campus as required and therefore cannot be sure of the quality of our drinking water during that time. Actual samples were taken and tested during the 4th Quarter 2005 (October-December). Both contaminants tested 0 ug/l, which means no contaminants were present. The contaminants have never been detected in testing on Atlantic Cape's water.

Due to a miscommunication between our water system operator and our testing laboratory, the Annual 2005 THM4/HAA5 monitoring was missed during the required calendar quarter. The missed sampling was discovered on 11/15/05 and the samples were collected and tested outside the required time period on 12/6/05. Both contaminants tested 0 ug/l, which means no contaminants were detected.

The College's water system operator is: McGowan Well Water Compliance Mgt. LLC. For more information, please contact Linda McGowan at (973) 962-4432.