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Drinking Water Quality Data for Gross Alpha in Private Wells Throughout New Jersey

origin_of_data: NJ EPHT Project Staff
origin_of_data: NJEPHT Metadata Coordinator
publication_date: 201710
indicator_title: Drinking Water Quality Data for Gross Alpha in Private Wells Throughout New Jersey
link_to_dataset: https://www26.state.nj.us/doh-shad/indicator/view/GrossAlphaPW.County.html
abstract: This data set contains information on Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT) measures of contaminants in private wells for gross alpha. The data set contains aggregated data for private wells per year with average concentrations of gross alpha exceeding the maximum contaminant level (MCL). Select county data are also available.
purpose: The New Jersey Private Well Testing Act (PWTA) became effective in September 2002. The PWTA requires the buyer or the seller of real property to test the well water prior to sale and review the results prior to closing of title. It also requires landlords to test the private well water supplied to their tenants and provide their tenants with a written copy of the results. Test results are provided to homeowners by the laboratory performing the analyses and are also sent to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP). The NJDEP notifies the local health agency when a well within its jurisdiction is tested under the PWTA. The data from the PWTA are used by NJDEP to assess the quality of the water from private wells throughout the state.
beginning_date_in_dataset: 20020901
end_date_of_dataset: Most recent year of publicly available data
publication_date_of_dataset: Time Period End Date
dataset_status: Complete
update_frequency: Annually
westbound_coordinate: -75.559791000000004
eastbound_coordinate: -73.893980999999997
northbound_coordinate: 41.357427000000001
southbound_coordinate: 38.928767999999998
themekey_type: FIPS 5-2 (State);
theme_keyword: New Jersey, NJ, 34
themekey_type: NONE
theme_keyword: hazard
theme_keyword: drinking water
theme_keyword: gross alpha
placekey_type: FIPS 5-2 (State)
place_keyword: New Jersey, NJ, 34
placekey_type: FIPS 6-4 (County)
place_keyword: Atlantic, 34001; Burlington, 34005; Camden, 34007; Cape May, 34009; Cumberland, 34011; Gloucester, 34015; Hunterdon, 34019; Mercer, 34021; Middlesex, 34023; Monmouth, 34025; Ocean, 34029; Salem, 34033
access_constraints_to_data: None
use_constraints_of_data: These are aggregate summary measures of contaminant levels in private well water and the potential for population exposure and not true exposure estimates, therefore they should not be used in any epidemiologic investigations of health outcome and environmental linkages.
contact_person: NJ EPHT Project Staff
contact_organization: NJ Department of Health
address_type: Physical
address: 135 East State Street 4th Floor, Rear Office #465
city: Trenton
state: NJ
ZIP_code: 08625
country: United States of America
telephone_number: 609-826-4984
e-mail: nj.epht@doh.nj.gov
contact_person: NJEPHT Metadata Coordinator
contact_organization: NJ Department of Health
address_type: Physical
address: 135 East State Street 4th Floor, Rear Office # 465
city: Trenton
state: NJ
ZIP_code: 08625
country: United States of America
telephone_number: 609-826-4972
e-mail: nj.epht@doh.nj.gov
security_system: None
security_classification: None
security_handling_procedure: None
GIS_notes: None
data_completeness: Data for all private wells are complete and verified for the last 5-years of publicly-available data.
data_processing_step_description: Creation of NCDM table successfully performed.
data_processing_step_date: 201610
data_processing_step_description: XML files created.
data_processing_step_date: 201612
data_processing_step_description: XML files validated.
data_processing_step_date: 201612
contact_person: NJ EPHT Project Staff
contact_organization: NJ Department of Health
address_type: Physical
address: 135 East State Street 4th Floor, Rear Office #465
city: Trenton
state: NJ
ZIP_code: 08625
country: United States of America
telephone_number: 609-826-4984
e-mail: nj.epht@doh.nj.gov
contact_person: NJEPHT Metadata Coordinator
contact_organization: NJ Department of Health
address_type: Physical
address: 135 East State Street 4th Floor, Rear Office # 465
city: Trenton
state: NJ
ZIP_code: 08625
country: United States of America
telephone_number: 609-826-4972
e-mail: nj.epht@doh.nj.gov
data_use_liability: In preparation of data, every effort has been made to offer the most current, and correct data possible. Nevertheless, inadvertent errors in data may occur. The NJ EPHTN and National EPHTN disclaim any responsibility for data errors and accuracy of the information that may be contained within the SDWIS/SDWA database. The state and national EPHTN also reserve the right to make changes at any time without notice.
data_request_info: These data are distributed through the New Jersey Environmental Public Health Tracking Network Portal.
contact_person: NJ EPHT Project Staff
contact_organization: NJ Department of Health
address_type: Physical
address: 135 East State Street 4th Floor, Rear Office #465
city: Trenton
state: NJ
ZIP_code: 08625
country: United States of America
telephone_number: 609-826-4984
e-mail: nj.epht@doh.nj.gov
contact_person: NJEPHT Metadata Coordinator
contact_organization: NJ Department of Health
address_type: Physical
address: 135 East State Street 4th Floor, Rear Office # 465
city: Trenton
state: NJ
ZIP_code: 08625
country: United States of America
telephone_number: 609-826-4972
e-mail: nj.epht@doh.nj.gov
metadata_standard_name: EPHTN Tracking Network Profile Version 1.2
metadata_access_constraints: None
metadata_use_constraints: None