Video: Cape May County Environmental Groups Discuss Rising Concerns on South Jersey Aquifers
WEST CAPE MAY, N.J. – In Cape May County, several community representatives and residents gathered to address rising concerns facing two South Jersey aquifers. The environmental commissions of Cape May, West Cape May, and Lower Township invited the public to an informational presentation on the Kirkwood-Cohansey and the 800-foot Atlantic City Sand aquifers. The group discussed issues threatening both aquifers including over-pumping and filtration. They also talked about how homeowners can help by cutting back on personal water consumption, and opt for water saving appliances. The Kirkwood-Cohansey Aquifer is an underground natural filtration system that runs through Monmouth, Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, and Salem counties. Underneath the Kirkwood-Cohansey Aquifer is the 800-foot sand aquifer that supplies most of Cape May and the shore with water.