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August 1, 2017

Message from Hammonton Public Utilities regarding the safety of your drinking water

Last week the article “45 N.J. Towns that have harmful Pollutants in Drinking Water, According to a New Study” stated that harmful contaminates were detected in Hammonton’s and many other town’s water supplies. The following is a list of compounds that pose a potential risk.

Compound                                                  NJDEP Standard                     Hammonton’s Results

  1. Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs) 80 parts per billion           Non-detect to 3.66 parts per billion          (includes Coliform, Bromoform, Dibromochloromethanes, and Dichlorobromomethane combined)

2. Tetrachloroethylene                          1.0 part per billion                 0.410 parts per billion


3.  Radiological contaminants

Radium -228                                        5.0 picocuries per liter            Non-detect to 1.10 pCi/L

Hammonton’s water supply meets all Federal and State Drinking Water Standards.

If you have any questions about Hammonton’s water quality please contact Anthony DeCicco, Superintendent of Public Utilities at or by phone at 609.567.4331.

Our annual Consumer Confidence Report is available through the Town of Hammonton Website. Hardcopies are available at Town Hall, Atlantic County Public Library and Hammonton Public Utilities office.


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Public Notice – Legal Notice

Public Notice for Aquatic Weed Control May 2017

In compliance with Section 9.10 of the New Jersey Pesticide Control Code (N.J.A.C. Title 7, Chapter 30), The Town of Hammonton, Public Works Department, will be applying pesticides for the control of bladderwort and other aquatic weeds on the Hammonton Lake, as needed, during the period of May 15. 2017 through August 30, 2017.

The pesticides used will be those recommended by New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, for the control of bladderwort and other aquatic weeds, which includes: diquat (Trade Name – Reward). Product will be sprayed by water injected subsurface method (boat mounted sprayer). All applications will be according to product labeling.

“Upon request the Town of Hammonton, Department of Public Works, shall produce a resident with notification at least 12 hours prior to the application, except for Quarantine and Disease Vector Control only, when conditions necessitate pesticide applications sooner than that time.”

The phone number/web site for updated information and applications is (609) 567-4336 Extension 103 or Those seeking further information regarding Town of Hammonton aquatic weed control activities are requested to call Jerry Barberio, NJCPA#54231B @ phone number (609) 567-4300 Extension 101.

Hammonton Public Utilities Department

Phone 567-4331
Hours of Operation Monday through Friday 7:00am to 3:30pm
In case of emergency, after hours call Hammonton Police Dept at 561-4000

Annual water hydrant flushing is going on at this time if you have any problem with rusty water allow it to run before use to clear up or contact the Hammonton Water Department


Winter Storm Ready Preparedness Information

Hammonton Police Department
Phone (609) 561-4000 for all emergency calls dial 911

This is a public safety reminder that by local ordinance, all vehicles must be removed from public roadways once the road becomes snow covered.  Failure to remove your vehicle may result in a summons being issued to you, and your vehicle will be towed at your expense. Thank you for your cooperation.

The Town of Hammonton remains committed to the health and safety of its residents.
Please call 9-1-1 only for a true emergency or call 561-4000 other related public safety issues.

Be alert for dangerous weather conditions, take appropriate precautions.

Please continue to monitor Channel 9 and the Town of Hammonton website at  for updates

Atlantic City Electric
To report a power outage, call 1-800-833-7476 American Red Cross New Jersey Office of Emergency Management Atlantic County OEM