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  • 4th Tuesday of every month, 7:30pm
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Members

  • Tracy Carluccio, Chairperson
  • C. Larry Tatsch, Vice Chairperson
  • Amy Jo Merz, Board Secretary
  • Rick Wolfe, Twp. Comm. Liaison 
  • Janis Grover
  • Pete Miller 
  • Pauline Serafin
  • Chris Sobieski
  • Leo DeCandia (Alt. I)
  • Vacant Position (Alt. II)
  • Tara St. Angelo, BOH Attorney
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Board of Health Secretary Contact Information:

Amy Jo Merz

boh@eastamwelltownship.com

908-782-8536 x20

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10:00am-2:00pm





Documents we received from NJDEP re: 165 Lindbergh Road well pollution problem.  These documents were received by East Amwell Township Board of Health in response to an Open Public Records Act request submitted by the Board of Health. The request was for all information and documents related to well water and groundwater contamination at a private residence at 165 Lindbergh Road. The request was made in June 2022 in response to a resident calling, also in June, about NJDEP getting in touch about sampling their water well for elevated levels of Tetrachloroethene (also known as Perchloroethylene, or PCE). The contamination was never followed up by NJDEP back in 2003 when it first was discovered by the homeowner at 165 Lindbergh Rd., so no neighbors nor the township knew about the contamination. A treatment system was reportedly installed on the homeowner’s well to remove the TCE and fecal coliform.

There are 4 documents received from NJDEP (see links below):

1.      This is a summary document: NJDEP Memo dated 2.3.2021 Subject: Waiting Assignment issue, 165 Lindbergh Road.  

2.      This is a memo referring the issue from follow up internally: NJDEP Memo dated 2.3.21 Referral to Receptor Survey Team

3.      These are sampling results from the past, when well was first found to have TCE. The top document is sampling data from NJ Analytical Labs dated 12.11.2003: 2003-12 Analyses

4.      This is an access request letter for well water sampling to the homeowners at 165 Lindbergh Road: NJDEP letter dated 5.31.22 to homeowner at 165 Lindbergh Road.

The Board of Health expects to file a second OPRA this month to request the sampling results of the tests that were done at 165 Lindbergh Road and neighboring wells, originally reportedly scheduled for June 29.

 

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SPECIAL ADVISORY

When it’s hot and dry:

Save water and give your garden what it needs! Check out these tips: https://www.epa.gov/watersense/watering-tips And rain barrel facts here: https://www.epa.gov/soakuptherain/soak-rain-rain-barrels

Remember, if you collect rainwater, don’t leave it open to the air. Mosquitos will reproduce in available water, so keep the rain collector covered to prevent disease-carrying insects from breeding.

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Please be mindful – DO NOT flush disposable wipes down your toilet. They can clog your sewage lines and septic system fields, requiring expensive repair.

A New York Times article warns that “Americans Coping With the Coronavirus Are Clogging Toilets” due to disinfectant wipes and paper items other than toilet paper being flushed. From the article: “Flushable wipes are not truly flushable,” said Jim Bunsey, chief operating officer of the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District. “They might go down the drain, but they do not break up like regular toilet paper.” 

Even facial tissues can clog a toilet unless used in small amounts. Hashtag #WipesClogPipes.

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