Where Does Our Drinking Water Come From?

The water we drink in our home and workplaces comes from a variety of sources.

Rural areas and some boroughs in our region receive water from individual and “community” wells. The rest of us receive treated surface water from the Millstone, Raritan and Delaware Rivers, the D&R Canal, or a combination of these sources.

Clean drinking water depends on all of us making wise choices about how we manage the land that drains into our streams and rivers. If we pollute the land, we pollute our water.