Cape May


Creeping Salt Water Forces Cape May City to Consider More Desalination

Shallow private wells near Shore are under special threat as seas rise

JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT – Salt water is continuing to creep into private wells and some deep aquifers on the Cape May peninsula, forcing some homeowners to consider other sources of drinking water, and prompting Cape May City to plan a sharp increase in capacity for a plant that desalinates sea water, state and local officials said …