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Newark Drinking Water

EPA Continues to Provide Support to the City of Newark and the State of New Jersey

Protecting public health, especially the health of our families and children, is one of EPA’s top priorities. Since July 2019, EPA has been coordinating closely with the City of Newark and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) to determine if drinking water filters provided by Newark are reducing lead in tap water to levels of 10 ppb or below, under the current conditions in Newark, when the filters are properly installed and maintained. EPA is pleased that the collaborative work conducted by our agencies was able to provide valuable information that a combination of flushing and filtering in Newark is the appropriate approach for reduction of lead levels in tap water in the Pequannock service area until the corrosion control treatment is optimized. EPA is strongly committed to continuing its long-standing and close collaboration with Newark and NJDEP to strengthen the city’s capacity to ensure that Newark area residents can continue to receive clean and safe drinking water.

On November 22, 2019, the City of Newark released the City of Newark Point-of-Use Filter Study August – September 2019 Report Exit.

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