Yesterday, ACNJ’s Vice President Mary Coogan joined Governor Phil Murphy, Jersey Water Works and the Drinking Water Task Force at a new conference releasing a report addressing the issue of lead in the water systems.
The report, Lead in Drinking Water: A Permanent Solution for New Jersey, released by Jersey Water Works, with support from The Fund for New Jersey, and with input from the 30-member Drinking Water Task Force, including ACNJ, outlines a comprehensive set of solutions aiming to eliminate lead in the water within ten years.
Recommendations include creating a campaign aimed at addressing all sources of lead, legislation to require water utility companies to replace lead pipes, coordinate state agencies, and more.
Following the news conference, Governor Murphy announced his state plan to eliminate lead, including a $500 million bond to replace lead service lines.
Read the report.
- 10/10/2019: Murphy targeting all lead service lines for replacement over next decade (NJTV News)
- 10/10/2019: Lead in NJ water: Phil Murphy wants $500M bond question on 2020 ballot to remove lead pipes (NorthJersey.com)
- 10/10/2019: There is a plan to get lead out of NJ water. (NJ.com)
- 10/6/2019: Map shows where lead pipes are carrying drinking water in NJ (NJ.com)
- 10/4/2019: More than 100 NJ water systems may have unsafe lead levels (NJ Spotlight)
- 10/4/2019: Getting lead out of water in schools, homes a top priority (Pascack Press)
- 5/17/2019: Lead water pipes threaten public health. Partial replacements could make it worse (NorthJersey.com)