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EPA in New Jersey

Questions and Answers for Newark Drinking Water

August 11, 2019

What is EPA doing to protect the water in Newark?

In October 2018, sampling conducted as the result of an EPA audit of the Lead and Copper Rule implementation in NJ showed that the chemical used to prevent corrosion of pipe in the Pequannock service area of Newark was no longer effective and that the protective lining of the service lines was sloughing off, carrying lead particles in the process. Newark, with technical assistance from EPA and New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), adjusted its corrosion control treatment and has been conducting a study of the new treatment’s effectiveness.

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