The Department of Environmental Protection shall utilize $8,000,000.00 of the monies
deposited in the “Water Supply Replacement Trust Fund” to provide loans to a qualifying
municipality for the extension of a public water supply system to a residential area
or to a municipally-owned or privately-owned public water supply system for the extension
of a public water supply system to a residential area in a qualifying municipality. A qualifying municipality is one with a residential area of more than 1,500 residential
units that has been found by the local department of health, or board of health, and
the county board of health, or department of health, to have at least 25% of the wells
supplying potable water to the area with contaminants at the Class II, Class III or
Class IV interim action levels for hazardous contaminants in drinking water of the
Department of Environmental Protection, or in excess of the maximum contaminant levels
adopted by the department pursuant to P.L.1983, c. 443 (C.58:12A-12 et seq.), as may be applicable, and:
a. (1) The potable water supply for the residential area is deemed by the county board
of health or department of health to be unfit for human consumption, and (2) the governing
body of the municipality has adopted a resolution banning new construction in the
area pending connection of the area to a public water supply system; or
b. The Department of Environmental Protection determines all or a portion of the ground
water serving the residential area to be a well-restriction area.
A municipality applying for a loan under this section shall certify to the department
the estimated costs for extending a public water supply system to an eligible residential
area that satisfies the criteria of this section. Monies from a loan made hereunder are to be expended solely for the purpose of expanding
the public water supply system to residences with contaminated wells.
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