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Bacteria That Causes Legionnaires’ Disease Found in Central Jersey Water

Updated: Jun 26

October 15, 2022 |

Legionella, the bacteria that causes Legionnaire’s disease, has been found in water supplies from homes throughout Central Jersey, the New Jersey Department of Health announced Saturday (10.15).

The bacteria was found in more than half of the 30 homes sampled in September, including homes in Trenton, Ewing, and parts of Lawrence and Hopewell Township. All the homes were served by Trenton Water Works.

NJ SEED: This article and the governor’s announcement (see above) underscore the need for continuing efforts to assure the state’s residents that water from their faucets is safe for their families. Cleaning-up the water supply and upgrading delivery systems is an expensive project but one that must be among NJ’s highest priorities.

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