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“Weather permitting, the Atlantic County Office of Mosquito Control plans to treat parts of Hammonton as part of its ongoing effort to control adult mosquitoes.  The area to be treated is bounded by Packard St., Fairview Ave., Thirteenth St., Grand St., Passmore Ave., Egg Harbor Rd. and Grape street.   No other Atlantic County communities are scheduled for spraying at this time.

 Spraying to reduce adult mosquitoes using ground application equipment will take place on Thursday evening, October 5, between 7:00pm and 9:00pm.  Ground spraying will be done using Scourge, the trade name for resmethrin, applied as an ultra-low volume aerosol.”

The EPA does not require relocating or taking special precautions during mosquito control spraying, people may choose to avoid or minimize exposure by:

  • Staying indoors during application to immediate area
  • Keeping windows shut, window fans and air conditioners off ( or set to circulate indoor air) during spraying
  • Keeping children’s toys indoors
  • Keeping pets indoors, as well as their food, water dishes and toys.

For health information about the pesticides to be applied to this area, call the County Division of Public Health at 609-645-5971, ext. 4277

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Puerto Rican Civic Association of Hammonton Hurricane Relief Collection

The Puerto Rican Civic Association of Hammonton is collecting food and goods to send a shipment to Puerto Rico in mid-October or early November. The association is focusing on infants and the elderly but will not turn anything away. From 5 to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, the civic association is collecting donations at its hall, 367 Old Forks Road, Hammonton. If nobody is present at the association’s hall to collect and organize items, a donation box is outside. Donors also can call volunteer Hector Quiñones at 609-214-8306.

Spray Message Atlantic County Office of Mosquito Control

Monday evening, September 25, between 7:00pm and 8:00pm and Tuesday evening, September 26, between 7:00pm and 8:00pm.

“Weather permitting, the Atlantic County Office of Mosquito Control plans to treat parts of Hammonton as part of its ongoing effort to control adult mosquitoes.  The area to be treated is bounded by Packard St., Fairview Ave., Thirteenth St., Grand St., Passmore Ave., Egg Harbor Rd. and Grape street.   No other Atlantic County communities are scheduled for spraying at this time.

 “Spraying to reduce adult mosquitoes using ground application equipment will take place on Monday evening, September 25, between 7:00pm and 8:00pm and Tuesday evening, September 26, between 7:00pm and 8:00pm.  Ground spraying will be done using Scourge, the trade name for resmethrin, applied as an ultra low volume aerosol.”

 The EPA does not require relocating or taking special precautions during mosquito control spraying, people may choose to avoid or minimize exposure by:

  • Staying indoors during application to immediate area
  • Keeping windows shut, window fans and air conditioners off ( or set to circulate indoor air) during spraying
  • Keeping children’s toys indoors
  • Keeping pets indoors, as well as their food, water dishes and toys.

For health information about the pesticides to be applied to this area, call the County Division of Public Health at 609-645-5971, ext. 4277

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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 adecicco@townofhammonton.org 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 www.townofhammonton.org. 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.