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NJ-AWRA Water Leadership Forum

  • 29 Mar 2018
  • 12:00 PM
  • 3450 Princeton Pike, Suite 110, Lawrenceville, NJ
  • 24


  • For Paid Members and Past Presidents of NJ-AWRA

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NJ-AWRA Water Leadership Forum

A gathering of past presidents of the NJ chapter, current chapter leaders, and members.

Join us for a luncheon to recognize the past presidents of our organization, hear a brief "State of the Chapter" from our current president, and learn about the results of a unique program at NJDEP aimed at protecting groundwater supply.

Location & Schedule


3450 Princeton Pike

Suite 110

Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

12:00 - 12:30 pm  Lunch

12:30 - 12:45 pm "State of the Chapter"

12:45-1:00 pm Past President Discussion

1:00 - 1:45 pm Presentation by Nicholas Procopio, III, Ph.D., GISP

1:45 - 2:00 pm NJ-AWRA Announcements

*Board Meeting immediately following luncheon; all attendees are invited to participate

New Jersey's Private Well Testing Act: Geographic Summary and Community Intervention

Presented by Nicholas A. Procopio III, Ph.D., GISP


This talk will highlight the groundwater quality findings of over 12 years of data collection, and also demonstrate the Department's online interactive map of PWTA data and recent outreach activities. New Jersey's Private Well Testing Act (PWTA) was passed on March 2001 and commenced in September of 2002. It is the nation's first and among only a few state-run private well testing programs. In an effort to protect human health, the Act required that source water from private wells be tested before the closing of any real-estate transaction or new lease agreement. NJDEP uses the data collected through the Act to evaluate groundwater quality throughout the State and to inform municipalities, Counties, and other local government entities of potential hazards.


Dr. Nicholas A. Procopio III is Chief of the Bureau of Environmental Assessment, Part of the Division of Science, Research, and Environmental Health at NJDEP. His expertise is in water resources management, ecology, GIS and statistical analysis. Part of Nick's duties include managing and analyzing groundwater quality data collected through the PWTA. He also serves as an adjunct professor at Drexel University and Rowan College at Burlington County.

Please note that this talk is eligible for 1 AICP CM Credit self-reporting and 1 NJ PE Credit self-reporting

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