February 17, 2022 | njspotlightnews.org
More than 180,000 New Jersey residents will get a letter from their water providers in the coming days telling them their water is delivered through a lead service line. It’s part of a law Gov. Phil Murphy signed last summer, which also requires every lead service line in New Jersey get replaced within a decade. The notices will include information on what residents can do to minimize their risk in the meantime and how to get their water tested.
NJ SEED: Notwithstanding the importance of these notices and the DEP Commissioner’s statement that they are not intended to alarm, people will be alarmed and demand immediate resolution. Suggestions about what residents can do to minimize their risk and how to get their water tested are important. Drinking water quality is an issue that is getting long overdue attention.