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Old 08-30-2019, 12:47 PM
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Originally Posted by AUSSIEinNYC View Post
any links you'd like to share. thanks

Sure thing. Here are a few links but there are many others. The take home point is that New Jersey is highly industrialized and has had pollution and toxic dumping problems for a long time. The drinking water in most towns is usually sourced and treated from local waters. Add 2 and 2 together and I wouldn't trust the drinking water in this state.




Here's an amusing one where NJ Realtors want to block prospective buyers from finding out the pollutants in the well water from houses.

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Old 08-31-2019, 05:51 AM
Location: Princeton, New Jersey
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Originally Posted by Mightyqueen801 View Post
First of all, the answer to that question can vary by municipality. There's no one water resource for all of Bergen County.

For example, the town I grew up in has artesian well water that it obtains through the Ridgewood Water Company. RWC also sources water from a reservoir, so even within one provider you will find different sources. The water I grew up with is very good, and my mother has been drinking it for 90 years.

Thirty-five years ago in Fair Lawn, the water coming out of the tap was brownish, and they told us it was fine, but I dunno.

However, all-in-all, I haven't heard much about drinking water issues in Bergen County. You can always do a search for your specific municipality, of course.
Re: Fair Lawn - it probably wasn’t. The Fair Lawn well field is a superfund site now. Cleaning up chlorinated solvents which got into the wells from local industries. Not sure when they were first impacted, and now they have treatment on them, but at one point it was a Tom’s River situation.
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