Public Non-Community Water Systems

Public Non-Community Water Systems
A Public Non-Community Water System (PNC) is a public water system that pipes water for human consumption to at least 15 service connections used by individuals other than year-round residents for at least 60 days a year, or serves 25 or more people at least 60 days a year (e.g., schools, factories, rest stops). There are 2 types of PNCs:

Non-transient non-community water system
A non transient PNC is a non-community water system that serves at least 25 of the same persons over 6 months per year (e.g., schools, factories, office buildings). Non-transient facilities are required by the Safe Drinking Water Act to perform rigorous testing. These tests include:
  • Asbestos
  • Coliform
  • Copper
  • Inorganics
  • Lead
  • Nitrate/nitrite
  • Synthetic organics
  • Volatile organics
There are 25 non-transient facilities and 50% of these facilities are inspected each year.

Transient Non-Community Water System
A transient PNC is a non-community water system that serves at least 25 people on a non-daily basis (e.g., restaurants, rest stops, parks, motels). Transient facilities are required to perform coliform and nitrate/nitrite sampling. There are 186 transient facilities and 25% of these facilities are inspected each year.

Test Results
Results of testing are sent to New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection where compliance is checked. Non-compliance reports are sent to the county health department to verify that corrective measures have been accomplished or to issue Notice of Violation.