Thousands of North Jersey homes on tap for new lead water service pipes

Newark crews go door to door in hunt for lead pipesFarrad Brown, a Newark native, is one of dozens of workers going door to door to sign residents ...

July 22, 2022
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Newark crews go door to door in hunt for lead pipesFarrad Brown, a Newark native, is one of dozens of workers going door to door to sign residents up for a program to replace all lead pipes in less than three years.PATERSON — In an effort to prevent lead poisoning, about 6,500 homes in Paterson, Passaic, Clifton and Prospect Park will be getting new water service pipes, officials announced on Thursday.Under a $36 million program, the Passaic Valley Water Commission in September will begin replacing lead pipes that connect houses with water mains — at no cost to homeowners.

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