Who Does the Water Quality Accountability Act affect?

  • This Act applies to water purveyors with more than 500 service connections. 
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Due Date

Legislation Signed

July 21, 2017

Legislation Effective

October 19, 2017

Purveyors to repair all valves

October 19, 2017 and ongoing

Purveyors inspect/test valves 12” or more

Between October 19, 2017-2019 and every other year thereafter

Purveyors inspect/test all other valves

Between October 19, 2017-2021 and every four years thereafter

Purveyor to test fire hydrants

Between October 19, 2017-2018 and annually thereafter

Purveyor to implement a plan for flushing hydrants

By October 19, 2017

GPS valves and hydrants

By October 19, 2017

Cybersecurity program development due to NJOHSP for applicable purveyors

February 16, 2018

Applicable purveyors shall join NJCCIC

April 17, 2018

High ranking official certification

October 19, 2018

Asset Management Plan implementation

April 19, 2019

Asset Management report on improvements

April 19, 2022