Water quality reports now posted online; no deliveries

Manasquan Borough will no longer send water quality reports by mail. They are available online and at borough hall. FILE PHOTO

MANASQUAN — Residents will no longer receive water quality reports by mail as they have for years prior. The reports are now posted online and hard copies are available at borough hall.

The new means to access the report is as simple as visiting the borough website, www.manasquan-nj.gov, scrolling over “Government,” clicking “Water/Sewer Department” and finding “2018 Water Quality Report CCR” [consumer confidence report] in the top left corner.

Up until last year, borough residents would receive this report annually by mail.

Kevin Thompson, superintendent of the department of public works, said this move has saved the borough an estimated $3,000 now that these reports are not being printed and mailed out to residents.

“I just want everyone to know that it’s online,” he said. “It’s readily available out there and if … anybody needs a hard copy, they are available … if anybody is expecting to receive it in the mail, they won’t.”

With any questions, Mr. Thompson said that residents may contact their public water system at 732-223-0544 ext. 550 or may email kthompson@manasquan-nj.gov.

They may also contact the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection [NJDEP] Bureau of Safe Drinking Water at 609-292-5550. “We’re always here to answer questions,” Mr. Thompson said.

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