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Old 08-25-2019, 04:04 PM
 
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Is water safe to drink in Bergen county ?

what are GOOD alternatives ?
1. bottled ?
2. filtering tap or using filtered pitcher?
3. delivered ?
4. anything else ?

Thanks!
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Old 08-25-2019, 04:19 PM
 
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I’m beginning to think you may have anxiety issues. Have you worked in/visited NYC before?
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Old 08-25-2019, 04:22 PM
 
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I’m beginning to think you may have anxiety issues.
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Old 08-25-2019, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Is water safe to drink in Bergen county ?

what are GOOD alternatives ?
1. bottled ?
2. filtering tap or using filtered pitcher?
3. delivered ?
4. anything else ?

Thanks!
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.
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Old 08-25-2019, 11:37 PM
 
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Generally speaking, yes.
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Old 08-25-2019, 11:41 PM
 
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Multi stage reverse osmosis filter installed in the basement of under the sync. I do not trust bottled water in plastic containers. I am not sure if there are any standards for bottled water. There are EPA standards for drinking water.
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Old 08-25-2019, 11:51 PM
 
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I only brought it up because of things I have read about Newark ( i know it's not the same place) - just trying to learn. Thanks.

PS: yes I have been to NYC more than a dozen times - lived in the states more than 4 years. visited a dozen states and lived in one. NJ will be my second state.


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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.
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Old 08-28-2019, 05:07 AM
 
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In general water is safe to drink from the tap in the United States, we are not Mexico. The only place I would be questionable is in area's that use well water which is usually Rural area's that are off the grid that may or may not have the water tested but I been drinking tap for years and never had a problem.
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Old 08-28-2019, 05:48 AM
 
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In general water is safe to drink from the tap in the United States, we are not Mexico. The only place I would be questionable is in area's that use well water which is usually Rural area's that are off the grid that may or may not have the water tested but I been drinking tap for years and never had a problem.
This is not true as a quick Google search will reveal numerous areas in the country with contaminated or poor quality tap water. Flint Michigan being the prime example, as well as numerous towns in California and other states.

No surprise New Jersey is also on the list for having carcinogens in the tap water, almost universally.
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Old 08-29-2019, 05:33 PM
 
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This is not true as a quick Google search will reveal numerous areas in the country with contaminated or poor quality tap water. Flint Michigan being the prime example, as well as numerous towns in California and other states.

No surprise New Jersey is also on the list for having carcinogens in the tap water, almost universally.
any links you'd like to share. thanks
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