Water System

Jackson Township MUA Water System

There are currently two (2) water systems in Jackson Township. These are the Jackson Township MUA (JTMUA) water system (which includes the former Legler water system that was acquired by JTMUA and interconnected in 2011) and the Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGA) water system. These water systems are supplied by separate treatment and distribution systems but are scheduled to be interconnected by 2020.  

JTMUA’s water system includes two (2) advanced water treatment facilities: the Hyson Road Water Treatment Plant and the London Drive Water Treatment Plant. The Hyson Road facility was put into service in 2001 and the London Drive facility was put into service in 2010.

JTMUA’s water system consists of eleven (11) major production wells and three (3) finished water pumping stations. The production wells draw from four (4) aquifers, the Englishtown formation (two wells), the Vincentown formation (two wells), the Upper Potomac-Raritan-Magothy formation (one well) and the Middle Potomac-Raritan-Magothy formation (six wells). The Englishtown wells are only allotted 57.518 million gallons per year, as they are located in Critical Area No. 1. JTMUA’s primary source of supply is the Middle Potomac-Raritan-Magothy formation and these wells are at least 1,300 feet deep and can produce 1,628.4 million gallons per year.

The JTMUA water system can produce 10.39 million gallons per day but the average production is approximately three (3) million gallons per day.

As for storage tanks, the Authority operates two (2) standpipes with a total capacity of 2.25 million gallons, three (3) elevated storage tanks with a total capacity of 1.5 million gallons and three (3) ground level storage tanks with a total capacity of 2.3 million gallons. The present distribution system includes 179 miles of water mains.

To learn more about the quality of this water please visit our Drinking Water Quality Report.