The source of drinking water for the East Windsor MUA is a huge underground water-bearing formation known as the Raritan-Magothy Aquifer. Eight wells in various locations throughout the township penetrate the aquifer at depths ranging from 250 feet to 560 feet below ground. Deep groundwater supplies provide the highest quality water because rain and surface waters are filtered by the earth as they replenish the aquifer.
Once water is pumped from the ground minimal treatment is required. Five water treatment plants filter iron and manganese, adjust the pH to a neutral state and then chlorinate the water to eliminate the chance of bacteria before it is distributed to our customers. Fluoride is added to promote the growth of strong, healthy teeth.