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During the evolution of this web site additional frequently asked questions and answers will be displayed for your information. If you have a specific question, please contact us and we will respond as quickly as possible. Your questions will help us to update this Web site to provide the information our customers are seeking.

Is HMUA water safe?

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YES. Your water meets all Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCL's) as established by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP). The HMUA takes nearly 2,000 samples and has the water samples tested for more than 100 different parameters. Please view the most recent Annual Water Quality Report below. If you have any specific questions, please call the HMUA Business Office at 852-3622.

Does the HMUA add Fluoride to the water ?

NO. The HMUA does not add fluoride to the water. We have carefully researched this subject and believe that the use of 1940?s technology to solve current perceived problems is inappropriate. Fluoridation of Water supplies began in 1945, long before fluoridated toothpaste (Crest) was introduced and became commercially available in the US. Today, an appropriate fluoride dosage can be received in several ways and include brushing with a fluoride toothpaste, fluoride rinse, fluoride tablets administered under the supervision of a parent or guardian and by receiving fluoride treatments from a dentist. The addition of fluoride into the water supplied by the HMUA would impact the environment and all customers without regard to age, personal sensitivity to fluoride, or personal choice of those customers. The HMUA has voiced opposition to mandatory fluoridation (Letter to Legislators and Resolution 05-2329) on several occasions. See additional links about Fluoride in drinking water.

The decision of whether to add fluoride to the water is a fundamental question that affects the public health of all HMUA customers. In the absence of a fluoridation mandate, the HMUA believes that the use of fluoride and the appropriate fluoride dosage should be a personal decision between you and your dentist and doctor.

Why should everyone want to know the facts about lead and drinking water?

Because unhealthy amounts of lead can enter drinking water through the plumbing in your home. You can have your water tested for $5 per sample. You can contact the HMUA for information on testing and on simple ways to reduce your exposure to lead in drinking water or click on the link below. To have your water tested for lead, or to get more information about this public health concern, please call the HMUA at 908-852-3622.

For more information, view our newsletter about lead in your drinking water below.

Documents

2009 Water Quality Report

2010 Water Quality Report

2011 Water Quality Report

2012 Water Quality Report

2013 Water Quality Report

2014 Water Quality Report

2015 Water Quality Report

2016 Water Quality Report

Lead in your Drinking Water

Letter to Legislators about Fluoride

Resolution 05-2329

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