Jersey Water Works, Task Force Release Report Focused on Eliminating Lead

Yesterday, ACNJ’s Vice President Mary Coogan joined Governor Phil Murphy, Jersey Water Works and the Drinking Water Task Force at a news conference to release a report with a comprehensive set of solutions to eliminate lead in the water within ten years.

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. 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.

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2 Responses to Jersey Water Works, Task Force Release Report Focused on Eliminating Lead

  1. Sandra October 23, 2019 at 1:18 pm #

    I live in an area of Newark that is supposed to be impacted by lead in the water. Should I be purchasing a water filter like a or a ? Please help! 🙂

    • Catherine Felegi2 October 23, 2019 at 2:45 pm #

      Hi Sandra! As of right now, residents are advised to use bottled water for drinking, cooking and preparing baby formula. Please take a look at Newark’s FAQ page to learn more about the water bottle distribution efforts that are ongoing, including finding out if you are eligible and how to access the bottled water if you are unable to make it to one of the sites.