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Old 08-23-2019, 07:05 PM
 
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Hi,

It has recently come to light that many wells in Newark have high levels of lead.

What neighboring areas fall under this water district or buy their water from Newark? I read that Bloomfield was affected.
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Old 08-23-2019, 08:11 PM
 
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Newark does not have well water.


The water comes from the Wanaque Reservoir and goes to 2 treatment plants in the city. The issue is that the city's (Newark) treatment plant(s) are not properly treating the water to prevent lead from flaking off the aging water pipes in the city.


Bloomfield does not get its water from Newark, but may get its water from the same reservoir. The reservoir water is not the issue.


Google: Newark NJ water problem
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Old 08-23-2019, 08:32 PM
 
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Newark does not have well water.


The water comes from the Wanaque Reservoir and goes to 2 treatment plants in the city. The issue is that the city's (Newark) treatment plant(s) are not properly treating the water to prevent lead from flaking off the aging water pipes in the city.


Bloomfield does not get its water from Newark, but may get its water from the same reservoir. The reservoir water is not the issue.


Google: Newark NJ water problem
According to this article, Newark sells water to Bloomfield and the local govt is scrambling to remove itself from their water system: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nj....outputType=amp

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Old 08-24-2019, 06:25 AM
 
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According to this article, Newark sells water to Bloomfield and the local govt is scrambling to remove itself from their water system: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nj....outpputType=am
They're scrambling because a bunch of misinformed residents with little to no understanding of what is actually going on began showing up with torches and pitchforks to Council meetings. Lead in drinking water (like lead, asbestos, and radon in homes) is 90% mass hysteria and 10% actual risk. It is easy to mitigate and protect against, but people would rather whine and complain that their government is not protecting them, etc... As the article about Bloomfield says, its only an issue for homes with lead service lines and they replace them as they are found. In the meantime, residents are issued filters that are working as intended. Instead, the residents are demanding a hair-brained scheme to connect to another water system-a huge, unnecessary, and extremely costly undertaking that will take at least a year and a half. I'm also willing to bet that they will raise hell over any proposed increase to the water rates to finance the switchover as well
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Old 08-24-2019, 03:53 PM
 
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I find it weird how many people are misinformed about what is going on with the water issue in Newark... the source of the water is fine, the issue shows up if the service lines under the private property is lead. Essentially, the issue falls at the feet of the private owners and not so much the city as they can only do so much without approval from the homeowners.
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Old 08-24-2019, 08:16 PM
 
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Nj is largely polluted. I mean whole state.


Better to move out.
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Old 08-25-2019, 11:53 AM
 
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At this point, I don’t trust any of the aging water supplies in this country. SUEZ, a major water supplier in Bergen County (which supplies water to many wealthy towns, such as Ridgewood for example) reported lead contamination. I’m afraid Flint was only the tip of the iceberg and just an extreme case. We got rid of our Brita filter and only do bottled water. Such a shame with all the money this state steals from us, ensuring we have clean water is too much to ask for.
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Old 08-25-2019, 11:56 AM
 
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If you just google it, you will see how many people have no access to clean water in NJ. AND DYING.


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At this point, I don’t trust any of the aging water supplies in this country. SUEZ, a major water supplier in Bergen County (which supplies water to many wealthy towns, such as Ridgewood for example) reported lead contamination. I’m afraid Flint was only the tip of the iceberg and just an extreme case. We got rid of our Brita filter and only do bottled water. Such a shame with all the money this state steals from us, ensuring we have clean water is too much to ask for.
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Old 08-25-2019, 12:02 PM
 
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Here are some of thousands:

45 N.J. Towns That Have Harmful Pollutants In Drinking Water, According To New Study
What’s legal isn’t necessarily safe when it comes to your drinking water. Eleven harmful water pollutants were found in 45 New Jersey towns.



A dangerous chemical has tainted N.J. water for decades and the feds are still dragging their feet


One in five residents get contaminated tap water. NJ is ordering companies to clean it up
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Old 08-25-2019, 08:32 PM
 
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People need to do some home work and look up the history of the Newark water supply.

Think Anheuser-Busch in Newark .
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