Drinking Water Quality Institute

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New Jersey's Drinking Water Quality Institute (DWQI) is responsible for developing Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCL) or standards for hazardous contaminants in drinking water and for recommending those standards as well as recommendations for the implementation of the drinking water quality program to the Commissioner of the N.J. Department of Environmental Protection. The DWQI and the drinking water standard setting process were established by 1984 amendments to the New Jersey Safe Drinking Water Act (Act) at N.J.S.A. 58:12A- 20.