UPDATE FROM THE BELLMAWR WATER DEPARTMENT
Perfluorononanoic Acid (PFNA) at Warren Avenue Water Treatment Facility
The Warren Avenue WTF has been completely off-line since October 15, 2019 and has remained closed since that date. On September 26, 2019, we received notice that the sample collected on August 13, 2019 showed that our system exceeded the standard, or maximum contaminant level (MCL), for PFNA. The New Jersey standard for PFNA is 0.013 µg/L. The average level of PFNA over the last year has been 0.019 µg/L.
Currently, the Bellmawr Water Department is in the process of implementing appropriate upgrades to the Warren Avenue WTF in the form of the installation of an ion exchange resin filtration system with an anticipated place in service date of completion date of March 31, 2020.
In the interim, Borough customers will continue receiving water treated at the Leaf and Bell Water Treatment Facility (“Leaf and Bell WTF”) until the presence of PFNA at the Warren Avenue Treatment facility has been brought into compliance with mandated NJDEP standards. The Leaf and Bell WTF has not detected the presence of PFNA and meets of NJDEP treatment standards.
Once the Warren Avenue WTF upgrades are installed, the new treatment system will remove PFNA from the potable water supply to be in compliance with NJDEP standards. Extensive testing will be completed before the Warren Avenue WTF is restored to normal operation. We reiterate, the Warren Avenue WTF will remain off-line until the corrective treatment processes are in place and testing has verified compliance with NJDEP regulations.
There is nothing you need to do. You do not need to boil your water or take other corrective actions. However, if you have specific health concerns, consult your doctor. If you have a severely compromised immune system, have an infant, are pregnant, or are elderly, you may be at increased risk and should seek advice from your health care providers about drinking this water.
Some people who drink water containing PFNA in excess of the MCL over many years could experience problems with their liver; kidney; immune system; or, in males, reproductive system. For females, drinking water containing PFNA in excess of the MCL over many years may cause developmental delays in a fetus and or infant.
For more information please contact Borough Clerk, Francine M. Wright, (856)-933-1313 ext. 1209.
The Bellmawr Water Department has taken every effort to share this information with all customers via hand delivery, website and other postings, and the like.
This notice is being sent to you by Bellmawr Water Department.
State Water System ID#: NJ0404001.
Date distributed: January 16, 2020
All are encouraged to share this information with all the other people who use water from the Borough of Bellmawr’s potable water system, 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 or distributing copies by hand or mail.
NO KNOCK REGISTRY
Any owner and/or occupant who has requested enlistment on the Do Not Knock Registry, pursuant to this ordinance, shall be able to obtain, from the Police Record’s office, a sticker for display at his/her/its premises indicating enlistment on the Do Not Knock Registry.
The Bellmawr Police Department shall distribute the current Do Not Knock Registry to a licensee under this ordinance at the time of issuance of a license to peddle, solicit, canvas, hawk or otherwise door-to-door sell pursuant to the provisions of this Chapter. The Do Not Knock Registry provided to licensees shall only include the physical address of the enlisted premises. The licensee shall not peddle, solicit, canvas, hawk or conduct door-to-door sales at any premises identified on the then current Do Not Knock Registry.
All residents – The attached map is to assist you in determining your water supply. Please remember that all Bellmawr Water Department customers are being supplied water from the Bell & Leaf facility at this time.
MAYOR SAUTER’S RESPONSE TO THE NJEPA REGARDING RECENT WATER TESTS
NOTICE TO NEW JERSEY AMERICAN WATER CUSTOMERS
Please be aware that Bellmawr residents who are customers of New Jersey American Water Company are not impacted by the results of the Bellmawr water tests.
A MESSAGE FROM MAYOR SAUTER REGARDING RECENT WATER TESTS
BOROUGH HALL TO GET NEW WINDOWS
Borough Council approved bonding to replace the windows in the borough hall. The windows are original to the building which was built in 1966 will be replaced with more attractive energy efficient windows. The project is currently in the design phase and should be moving to replacement within the next two months.
LOCAL FREIGHT IMPACT FUND AWARDED
The Borough of Bellmawr has been awarded a grant in the amount of $800,000.00 for the resurfacing of Benigno Blvd. For information about this funding please go to www.njdotlocalaidrc.com/state-funded-programs/local-freight-impact-fund.