Drinking Water Quality Report
We are pleased to present to you the 2023 Consumer Confidence Report as required by the 1996 amendments to the Safe Drinking Water Act. This report is designed to inform you about the quality of water and services the Township of Randolph and the Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority delivered to you for the year 2022.
The Township of Randolph is pleased to report that our drinking water is safe and meets all federal and state requirements.
Mark of Excellence
We provide our customers an average of 1.4 million gallons of water every day.
Our commitment is to provide you with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water. We collect and test 375+ water samples a year to continually monitor your water quality. Randolph Township is dedicated to delivering drinking water that meets or exceeds state and federal drinking water standards. The township will maintain our aim of providing you with the best-quality drinking water.
This report was prepared by the Randolph Township Water Department and is based on analytical data prepared by Garden State Laboratories. The results of the Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority 2023 Consumer Confidence Report for the year 2022 are also included.
The Randolph Township Council makes decisions regarding our water system. The council meets regularly at the municipal building which is located at 502 Millbrook Avenue. You are invited to take part in the public meetings, which are generally held on the first and third Thursday of each month at 6 pm. To confirm meeting dates and time please visit our office or call the township clerk's office at 973-989-7043.
In the Event of a Water Emergency
- During business hours, please call the engineering department at 973-989-7066.
- After business hours, please call the Randolph Police Department at 973-989-7000.
Internet Information - Source Water Assessment Report
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 on the State of New Jersey's website.
Where My Water Comes From & How It's Treated
Our water is purchased from the Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority (MCMUA). The MCMUA continually sample and test its source water and treatment process to maintain high water quality standards. Their source is groundwater, treated with sodium hypochlorite for disinfection and lime for pH adjustment.
The MCMUA water source is known as the Alamatong well fields. There are six wells located in Randolph and Chester townships and two wells in Flanders Valley located in Mount Olive and Roxbury townships. These wells draw from the Upper and Lower Stratified Glacier Drift and the Lower Liethsville Limestone Formations.
The MCMUA has provided to us their 2023 Consumer Confidence Report for the year 2022 which indicates that concentrations of all the monitored contaminants did not exceed federal or state action levels. In addition to MCMUA monitoring, we provide additional monitoring to assure your water quality.
A source water protection plan that provides more information, such as potential sources of contamination, is available for review at the MCMUA office located at:
- 214 Center Grove Road
Special Health Information
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 healthcare providers. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (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 at 800-426-4791.
Substances Expected To Be In Drinking Water
In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the EPA prescribes regulations limiting the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. U.S. 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 EPA's Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 877-927-6337.
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 can acquire naturally occurring minerals, 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:
- Microbial Contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife;
- Inorganic Contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally occurring or result from urban stormwater runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming;
- Organic Chemical Contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organics, which are by-products of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban stormwater runoff, and septic systems;
- Radioactive Contaminants, which can be naturally occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities;
- Pesticides and Herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, stormwater runoff, and residential uses.
UCMR4: The Township of Randolph's water system was randomly selected by the USEPA to participate in the UCMR4 monitoring (unregulated contaminants are those that don't yet have a drinking water standard set by the USEPA). The unregulated contaminants monitoring rule (UCMR4) purpose is to assist the USEPA in assessing which substances may be monitored in the future. Please be aware that the following results are not currently regulated by the USEPA and therefore the maximum containment level (MCL) have not been established.
Water Conservation Tips
Water conservation measures are an important first step in protecting our water supply. Such measures not only save the supply of our source water but can also save you money by reducing your water bill. Here are a few suggestions:
Conservation measures you can use inside your home include:
- Do not let the water run while shaving or brushing your teeth.
- Fix leaking faucets, pipes, toilets, etc.
- Replace old fixtures; install water-saving devices in faucets, toilets, and appliances.
- Run the dishwasher only when full.
- Soak dishes before washing.
- Take shorter showers.
- Wash only full loads of laundry.
You can conserve outdoors as well:
- From May 1 through September 30 each year, residential lawn watering shall be permitted as follows for properties served by public water:
- Watering of properties having even-numbered street addresses shall be permitted on the even-numbered days of the month.
- Watering of properties having odd-numbered street addresses shall be permitted on the odd-numbered days of the month.
- No watering shall be permitted on the 31st day of the month.
- These restrictions shall apply only to properties that receive water provided by the Township of Randolph and the Town of Dover.
- Watering on the above dates shall be permitted during the hours from 5 am to 9 am and from 5 pm to 9 pm only.
- Use mulch around plants and shrubs.
- Repair leaks in faucets and hoses.
- Test for sprinkler system leaks.
- Use water-saving nozzles.
- Use water from a bucket to wash your car, and save the hose for rinsing.
Please contact the engineering department at 973-989-7066 if you have any concerns or questions regarding the 2023 Consumer Confidence Report.