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How Clean is Brick’s Water?

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The Brick Township Reservoir (Photo: Daniel Nee)
The Brick Township Reservoir (Photo: Daniel Nee)

In a separate report, Shorebeat summarized the Brick Township Municipal Utilities Authority’s efforts to protect the Metedeconk River Watershed, the source of most of Brick’s drinking water. So we thought we’d take a look at the latest water tests conducted by the agency to see how clean our water is in town. Fortunately, the report showed Brick’s water quality exceeding federal standards across the board.

The full report can be downloaded here, but we’ve included some highlights below.

The report shows:

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Turbidity
Brick: 0.02
Federal Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL): 0.3

Units of Coliform Bacteria (percentage of samples)
Brick: 0
Federal MCL: 5 percent

Chlorite (parts per million)
Brick: Less than 0.01
Federal MCL: 1

Nitrate/Nitrites (parts per million)
Brick: 0.6 ppm
Federal MCL: 10 ppm

Lead (parts per million)
Brick: 0.0005 ppm
Federal MCL: 0.015 ppm

Mercury
Brick: 0.0001
Federal MCL: 0.002

Total Dissolved Solids (parts per million)
Brick: 128 ppm
Federal MCL: 500 ppm


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