The Lake maintains a seasonal water system for resident’s convenience. The water system is operational, generally, from May 1st through October 15th. The source for this water system is a well that draws ground water from the Precambrian Quartzite Aquifer at a depth of 281 feet. The management of this water source is regulated by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) as a public water system. The NJDEP periodically conducts a Source Water Assessment and issues a report. Members that use the Lake water system are reminded of the following: Members are responsible for all pipes, valves and other components from their house to the Lake feed line. The Lake is responsible for equipment up to and inluding the valve that supplies the water. Members are responsible for capping or otherwise maintaining the service line when disconnected in the fall. The Lake shall not be responsible for any resulting damage that may occur by the failure to cap lines. Likewise, members are responsible for controlling the flow of water to their residence when the system is connected in April. Use of the Lake Water System for watering lawns/gardens or washing of vehicles is prohibited. Cross connections between private residential wells and the seasonal water system are governed by local plumbing/building codes and is strictly prohibited. The State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), in coordination with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) communicated changes to the regulations that govern operation of Lake Wallkill’s “Seasonal Water System”. This notice is provided to share important information about these changes as they affect our start-up of the system and ongoing testing and notification requirements. After May 1st you may directly access the water system test results through the NJDEP Drinking Water Watch website
Lake Wallkill’s PWSID # NJ1922353.