UPPER DEERFIELD TOWNSHIP
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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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DRINKING WATER WARNING
Nitrate contaminated water affects customers 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
Bottled water will be provided to families with infants less than six
months old at 1325 Highway 77, Upper Deerfield Township NJ.
On 1/8/2019, we received notice that a sample
collected on 1/8/2019 showed a nitrate concentration in the drinking
water of 11.1 milligrams per liter (mg/L). On 1/9/2019 we received
notice that a confirmation sample collected on 1/9/2019 showed a nitrate
concentration in the drinking water of 13.1 mg/L.
The 12.1 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.
I do? What does this mean?
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
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
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
We have determined that it will be necessary to install nitrate removal equipment at the Love Lane water plant to remove the contaminant and are currently reviewing designs and costs. For more information, please contact John Hoogendorn at the Upper Deerfield Township Water Department ( 856-451-3811).
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 ID#: NJ0613004
Date distributed: January 10, 2019
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