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1325 Highway 77

Seabrook, New Jersey 08302

Phone: 856-451-3811

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Upper Deerfield Township is located in Cumberland County, New Jersey. We are one of the fastest growing municipalities in the region. We welcome well-planned, high quality residential, commercial and industrial growth.  We are proud of our rural, agricultural heritage and are working hard to balance preservation of farms and farm-related business and protection of open space and environmentally sensitive areas with economic development.

Upper Deerfield is in the heart of the bustling Northeast corridor of the United States but proudly offers those who live, work and play here, a rural, small-community life style.

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PUBLIC DRINKING WATER WARNING

 Upper Deerfield Township's water has high leve.ls of nitrate

Nitrate contaminated water is only at residents south of Big Oak Road and South of Finley Road

 DO NOT GIVE THE WATER TO INFANTS UNDER 6 MONTHS OLD OR USE IT TO MAKE INFANT FORMULA

 Bottled water will be provided to families with infants less than six months old at 1325 Highway 77, Upper Deerfield Township NJ.

 On 7/6/2018, we received notice that a sample collected on 7/5/2018 showed a nitrate concentration in the drinking water of 14.5 milligrams per liter (mg/L).  On 7/9/2018 we received notice that a confirmation sample collected on 717/2018 showed a nitrate concentration in the drinking water of 9.3 mg/L.  The 11.9 mg/L average of these two samples is above the nitrate standard, or maximum contaminant level of 10 mg/L.   Nitrate in drinking water can come from natural, industrial, or agricultural sources (including septic systems and run-off). Levels of nitrate in drinking water can vary throughout the year.

 What should I do?  What does this mean?

  •  DO NOT GIVE THE WATER TO INFANTS.               *Infants below the age of six months who drink water containing nitrate in excess of the MCL could become seriously ill and, if untreated, may die.   Symptoms include shortness of breath and blue baby syndrome.*  Blue baby syndrome is indicated by blueness of the skin. Symptoms in infants can develop rapidly, with health deteriorating over a period of days. If symptoms occur, seek medical attention immediately.

  • Water, juice, and formula for children under six months of age should not be prepared with tap water. Bottled water or other water low in nitrates should be used for infants until further notice.

  •  DO NOT BOIL THE WATER. Boiling, freezing, filtering, or letting water stand does not reduce the nitrate level. Excessive boiling can make the nitrates more concentrated, because nitrates remain behind when the water evaporates.

  •  Adults and children older than six months can drink the tap water (nitrate is a concern for infants because they can't process nitrates in the same way adults can). However, if you are pregnant or have specific health concerns, you may wish to consult your doctor.

 What is being done?

 We are assessing the source water and treatment options to provide water compliant with the nitrate standard again. We will inform you when this problem has been corrected. For more information, please contact the Upper Deerfield Township Water Department at 856-451-3811.

 *Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.*

 This notice is being sent to you by Upper Deerfield Township. State Water System 10#:  NJ0613004    Date distributed:  July 10, 2018.

 

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